AWKA-FLOODING which has rendered thousands of people homeless in five local government areas of Anambra State has sacked members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, posted to Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state. The corps members, whose lodge in the area was submerged, said they woke up only to find their residence under water, with most of their properties destroyed.
Deputy Governor of the state, Mr. Emeka Sibeudu, who addressed them, assured that the state government would address their plight, urging them not to lose hope.
Sibeudu called on the international community to come to the aide of the state, saying the loss and level of devastation was beyond what the state and even the federal government could handle.
He said: “What I have seen in Ogbaru is beyond what any state government or even the federal government can handle. The flood and devastation it had caused are so enormous that the residents of the local government can no longer get to their homes and they have been camping along the road under canopies with their belongings. This is not good for human existence and that is why we need the assistance of the international community.”