Wednesday, 28 November 2012

U-Report: CD Urges S/East Governors To Utilize Flood Grants Judiciously

A Flood Scene In Nigeria

Report By: Campaign For Democracy South-East Region Publicity Arm

The Campaign for Democracy (CD) has called on South-East governors whose states were affected by the nationwide flooding, to use the Federal Government grant to them for flood victims’ rehabilitation judiciously.

This was contained in a statement issued by CD to newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra on Wednesday.

The statement was signed by Dede Uzor A. Uzor, Chairman, CD South-East Region.

The statement said that Anambra State, which is the worst affected in the zone, was given N500 million and other two states – Imo and Ebonyi – got N200 million respectively.

``Now that the affected victims have started relocating to their respective communities; government should set-up committees that would be able to utilize the money effectively.

``And also government should direct health workers in fumigating their environment to make it conducive for human habitation to avoid contracting contagious diseases,’’ it said.

The statement, however, said that it was saddening that most governors were yet to commence their post flood rehabilitation plans after a month to the time the waters receded properly in most communities in the country.

``The governors should make efforts to give money direct to families who lost their breadwinners as a result of the ravaging flood disaster".

``While palliatives in terms of food items, seedlings and fertilizers should be distribute to the entire victims,’’ it said.

The statement further urged the South-East Governors Forum, Chairman, Gov. Peter Obi to use his good office to make sure no affected community or victim would be neglected within the zone.

It would be recalled that Anambra State being the worst affected in the zone had eight council areas affected by the ravaging flood.

The council areas included: Awka South, Ihiala, Ekwusigo, Ogbaru, Onitsha South, Anambra West, Anambra East, Anyamelum among others.

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