MEMBER representing Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency, Mr. Ndudi Elumelu, has called on the Federal Government to urgently save the South-East from being cut off as the ravaging flood from the River Niger was almost submerging the entry point to Niger Bridge.
Speaking, yesterday, when he undertook an assessment of the flooded areas, he said: “What I have just seen on ground is disheartening. Benin-Asaba highway will soon be submerged, and if the road is submerged, it means that the whole of the South-East will be cut-off. So the Federal Government and Ministry of Works need to take urgent measures to save the situation.
“They should not wait for a repeat of what happened to Lokoja-Abuja Road. The threat is real, when you consider that Immigration office has been submerged. The workers there can’t even access their offices and communities that are close to this place have been wiped out. I believe that it is high time the Federal Government came to our aid. This is beyond the state government.”