NDOKWA National Union, NNU, has called on the federal and Delta State governments to come to the rescue of victims of the flood disaster in Ndokwa and environs.
President-General of NNU, Mr. Paul Osogbe Enebeli, at a briefing after inspecting some of the affected areas particularly called on the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and the State Emergency Relief Agency, SERA, to urgently send relief materials such as food, clothing, beddings, medicine to the victims.
Enebeli commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for taking immediate action with the setting up of a committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN), to handle issues related to the flood disaster and urged the Utuama committee to swing into action before the situation worsened.
The NNU President-General lamented that scores of displaced farmers in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta were seeking refuge in the upland of Ashaka and Utagba-Ogbe, Kwale towns following the washing away of their communities, farmlands, fish ponds and crops by flood.
Communities most affected along the River Niger are, Aballa-Oshimili, Utchi Communities of (Okwumedo, Umuochi, Owelle, Obalu, Oboma and Obeche), Okpai communities of Oluchi, Umuagulu, Obeze, Asaba Okpai, Beneku, Abalagada, Aboh, Abuato, Ugbene, Agwe-Iyom, Ise-Onokpo, Onuobiuku, Umu-Ugbome, Umu-Uti, Afiankwo, Umuolu, Adiai, Utuoku, Oworubia, Wari-Irri, and Onyah.
Enebeli said yams, cassava, plantain, vegetables, garden eggs and pepper among other crops were completely destroyed while the entire Aboh town, the local government area headquarters, Utchi, Aballa Oshimili, Okpai, Inyi, Onoaboh, Ase may soon go under water as the markets in the communities have already been submerged, adding that unless there was urgent response from the federal and state governments there could be be famine in Ndokwa land, a major food basket in Delta State.