OrderPaperToday – Member of the House of Representatives representing Ndokwa East federal constituency of Delta State, Mr. Ossai Nicholas, has called on the federal government to provide relief materials to communities in his constituency which were submerged by flood since the past two weeks.
The rep specifically asked the presidency, ministry of humanitarian affairs and disaster management and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to act without delay.
Mr. Ossai, who made the call on Wednesday while briefing newsmen in Abuja, explained that his constituents now ply boat as means of transportation due to the natural disaster.
He said his community produces over 1.1million barrels of crude oil to the nation currently use and also generates electricity for parts of the nation and regretted that in spite of these, they are suffering untold hardship.
According to him, communities have been bedeviled by constant, heavy and frightening downpour which have caused by excessive flooding and erosion.
He said the unprecedented heavy downpour have aggravated the already existing and saturated wetland of the communities which is occasioned by repeated ocean surges due to perennial flooding.
The lawmaker said he is disturbed that schools, farmlands, health centers, places of worship have seriously been affected and over 150 households have been rendered homeless with children and women particularly affected.
He listed the affected communities as Ossissa, Onyah, Ase, Ushie, Ibedeni; Asagba, Aballa-Uno, Agballa-Obodo, AgballaOshimili, Uchi, Okpai, Onuaboh, Inyi, Benekuku, Aboh, Onyah, Asaba-Ase, Ibrede, Ashaka, Afor, Abalagáda, Umuolu, Igbuku, Obettim, Obodo-Okolafa, Iyadama,0nuogboko, UtagbaOgbe, Utagba-Uno, Ogume, Onitsha-Ukwuani, Akarri, Umuolu, among others.