Some Houses are Submerged to Roof Levels, yet FG has not Declared a Flood Emergency – Peter Obi


Alt: = "Peter Obi and Doye Diri, Bayelsa State Governor"

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has expressed disappointment in the way the federal government is handling the flood upsurge ravaging many states in the country.

The former Anambra State governor, who visited flood affected areas in Anambra East on Saturday, said "some houses were submerged to the level", and wondered why the federal government has not "officially declared a flood emergency and intervention modalities."

"In a statement posted on his verified Facebook page, Obi said: "In continuation of my visits to areas affected by flood, I visited parts of Anambra East and West with stakeholders; Dr Tony Nwoye, and Chief Peter "McPee" Aniekwe. Houses were submerged to the roof levels.

"I'm still wondering why the FGN have not formally declared a flood emergency and intervention modalities."

Alt: = "Peter Obi on a boat in flood affected community in Anambra East"

Peter Obi also visited the flood-affected areas of Bayelsa today. He confirmed that the level of damage and displacements so far exceeds that of 2012.

The Labour Party flagbearer for 2023 presidential election had on Wednesday suspended his electioneering campaign and embarked visits to flood victims in different states across the country.

He visited Beneue State on Thursday where he donated N5 million to the victims.

Flood has submerged some areas in many states with records of lost of human lives, houses and means of livelihood including farmlands.

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, had on Thursday said God is responsible for the flooding, adding that nobody should be blamed.

Ikechukwu Evegbu

Ikechukwu Evegbu is a graduate of Statistics with over 10 years experience as Data Analyst. Worked with Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. A prolific business development content writer. He's the Editor, Business Compiler

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