The Chairman of Ivo native authorities space in Ebonyi State, Prince Onyebuchi Ogbadu has blamed the incessant flood within the space council on the continued development of a Dam by the federal authorities.
Prince Ogbadu made this recognized in the course of the flag-off of the distribution of aid supplies to flood victims by the Ebonyi State Emergency Administration Company, SEMA, which occurred on the Ivo council headquarters Isiaka, Ebonyi state.
The chairman revealed that the flood first occurred in 2016 and that he went there with outstanding stakeholders of the council and the state.
“We found that the flood occurred resulting from Ivo Dam which was being constructed by the federal authorities throughout the space.
He famous that though development of a Dam is an effective factor as a result of it can assist the farmers within the space to have water for his or her all-season farming actions, he mentioned he didn’t suppose that the individuals did their environmental affect evaluation very nicely.
Prince Ogbadu expressed optimism that the federal authorities will quickly fulfil its promise of proffering a long-lasting resolution to the lingering flood catastrophe within the space.
He, nonetheless, counseled the governor, David Umahi for displaying particular concern by which aid materials was supplied to the flood victims.
“The governor has all the time both supplied or attracted aid supplies to victims of each man-made and pure disasters within the state” he famous.
The chairman pledged to personally supervise the sharing of the aid supplies to make sure that it will get to the true victims of the flood catastrophe.
In a comment, the Govt Secretary of SEMA, Pastor Ozioma Eze mentioned that he got here and noticed the individuals crying as in the event that they misplaced their family members.
He famous that when he was taken to the scene of the incident, he noticed the extent of devastation the flood triggered them, including that they misplaced their farm produce overlaying hectares of land.
Additionally responding, the Chairman of SEMA council, Rev Paul Phillip Onwe, tasked Prince Ogbadu to make sure that the aid supplies get to the true victims as a result of diverting such supplies meant for victims of this sort of catastrophe can appeal to a curse to oneself and his household.
The flood victims who spoke by the Chairmen of the affected communities; Mr Sunday Paul Aja and Mr. Livinus Okoro thanked the federal government for the aid supplies however revealed that their individuals have misplaced a lot to the flood since that 2016.
They urged the federal government to proffer a everlasting resolution to the flood catastrophe to avert additional incidence.