Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, in a bid to lessen the effect of the flood on victims dispenses funds.
He expects the victims to use the funds for resources such as food and other relief materials.
This statement was made known to the public by the Chairman, Association of Local Governments in Nigeria, ALGON, Delta State chapter, Mr. Itiako Ikpokpo.
Some of the local government affected as reported by Mr. Itiako include, Oshimili South, Aniocha South, Ndokwa East, Isoko North, Isoko South, Patani, Bomadi, Burutu, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Warri South-West, and Warri North.
He also went ahead to state that these local government have already began purchasing the food items and soon the items would be allocated to the victims. He also used the opportunity to ask members of these communities to exercise patience as the state Government have heard their cries and help is on its way.
Itiako stated, “On behalf of my colleagues in ALGON, we thank our dear Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for the gracious release of funds to procure food items for flood victims in Delta State.”
“I, therefore appeal, to our people to remain calm and patient as the various councils carry out the task of procuring and distributing the food items to the affected communities.”
“It is our firm commitment to ensure that no one suffers on the account of flooding as the government is prepared to meet them halfway.”