As people whose houses have been submerged by flood continues to move into Holding Camps established by the Delta State Government, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has called for relief materials from the Federal Government, organised private sector and individuals to assist the victims.
Governor Okowa made the call on Tuesday when he visited the Holding Camps in Patani local government area to personally ascertain how the people were faring.
While disclosing that adequate manpower have been deployed to the Holding Camps, the governor observed that welfare package for the victims is unpredictably on the increase as people continue to seek refuge at the Holding Camps.
“We have been to several camps and you can see that members of the flood committee are working round the clock; in this camp, we have more than 1, 500 people and there are several camps set up in this area because, out of the 16 communities, 11 are under water which is a sad situation.
“I must thank all Deltans who are touched and have donated one relief material or the other to assist the victims of the flood and I call on the organised private sector and individuals to please, if you have an extra, come to the aide of these victims,” he appealed’’, Okowa said.
The governor commended the people of Patani local government area for their cooperation and unity of purpose in ensuring that despite the fact that their communities have been submerged, they were assisting in constructing temporal structures at the Holding Camps while their prominent sons and daughters were also, coming to their aides.