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Osodieme visits IDP camps



 THE plight of indigent people currently taking refuge at different Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps has been bemoaned as an emergency that deserves support from well-to-do citizens.

Making this point during her stop at the Ogbaru Local Government Area Headquarters and St. Joseph Memorial Secondary School, Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area holding centres, where some flood refugees are currently taking shelter,

Wife of the governor and founder of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ) Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano called for adequate medical and food supports to pregnant women, nursing mothers and children that found their ways to various IDP camps.

“I thank you all for your efforts to safe-guard these brothers and sisters but I am making a case for pregnant women, breast feeding mothers and children. We must make sure that they are fed as at the right time until the water recedes and they are able to go back home,” she said.

She also presented relief materials such as mattresses, mosquito nets, packs of toilet tissues and baby diapers, cartons of tin tomatoes, detergents, soaps and beverages and other gift items to the IDPs through their camp officials whom she reminded that it is morally obligatory to lend a hand of solidarity to people hit by the inadvertent tragedies of nature, and urged the affected persons to find fortitude in the temporariness of the siege.

She also, urged caretakers of the centres to ensure that the relief materials are evenly and judiciously distributed to only the people that need them.

Osodieme was conducted around facilities at the centres by the Transition Chairmen of the respective Local Government Areas and officials of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to ascertain the general living condition of the people.

She thereafter implored the managers of the centres to give special attention to the food and medical needs of the affected persons.

Also in her entourage was Speaker of Anambra House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, Member Representing Orumba South at the House of Assembly, Nikky Ugochukwu, Commissioners for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omenugha among others.


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