ONWO VISITS FLOODED ISOKO COMMUNITIES, EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER LEVEL OF DEVASTATION

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The member representing the Isoko south two constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Honourable (Chief) Ferguson Onwo, has expressed concern over the magnitude of flooding across communities in his constituency.

Onwo, who visited some of the communities for on the spot assessment of the damage done by the natural disaster, said he was particularly worried that the flooding was increasing by the day.

At Uzere, Aviara, Olomoro, Igbide, Enwhe, Umeh and Erowha communities, emotion failed the Lawmaker as he watched the level of devastation suffered by constituents as a result of the rampaging flood.

Onwo, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Housing and Women Affairs, sympathized with the victims and assured them that government would provide succour to those affected.

He called on Interventionist agencies, including the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC to come to the aide of the victims.

While recalling the sad experience of similar flooding in the area in 2012, the Legislator, who is also a member of the House Committee on Environment, Oil and Gas, stressed the need for urgent flood remediation projects in Isoko south, urging the federal government to urgently consider the dredging of the River Niger to save communities on its banks from incessant flooding.

Onwo said government must act fast to avert the loss of life and further damage to property, stressing that the danger associated with flooding was enormous.

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