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Osodieme visits flood victims in Ogbaru, Onitsha North



WIFE of the Governor of Anambra State and founder of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), Dr. (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano has visited four holding centres where flood victims in Ogbaru and Onitsha North Local Government Areas are being catered for.

  The holding centres are located at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ossomala, Atani, Central School, Odekpe, Ogbaru Local Government Headquarters and Bishop Crowther Primary School, Onitsha North.

  Mrs. Obiano was represented by the Commissioner for Social Welfare Children and Women Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue.

  Addressing the people in each of the camps, Osodieme described the menace of flood in the state as unfortunate.

  “It was a sad moment that people were displaced from their homes; I am here to see you as a mother and to be with you no matter the condition,” she said.

  Earlier, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala said that health workers had been to the 17 holding centres in the six LGAs affected by flood waters to give care to the victims.

  He added that a team of case searchers were set up to identify problems in the centres and to collect samples which would help to determine possible cases of COVID-19 pandemic in such centres.

  Items donated to the people include drugs, mattresses, bags of rice, beans, garri, tubers of yam, cartons of noodles, bread, detergents, disinfectants, gallons of oil, cartons of biscuits, diapers, children clothing, foot wears, general household items and other essentials.

  It will be recalled that Anambra State currently has 17 holding centres across the six local government areas  that are vulnerable to flooding. They are Ogbaru, Ayamelum, Anambra East, Anambra West, Onitsha North and Onitsha South.

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