Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta has said that 630 primary and secondary schools in the state were submerged by flood.
Uduaghan gave the figure, on Tuesday, while receiving the South-South Traditional Rulers’ Forum, led by its Chairman, Dr Edmond Dakuro, in his office, in Asaba.
He lamented the devastation caused by the flood, adding that the state government had set up camps for the persons displaced by the incident.
“It has not been easy managing the flood victims; the state lost about 450 primary schools and 180 secondary schools to the flood. They have all been submerged”, Uduaghan said.
The governor, who commended the Federal Government for approving N500 million for the management of the victims in the state, said the state government had set up a committee to manage the funds.
He thanked the traditional rulers for their role in maintaining peace and security and urged them to sustain the effort.
Earlier, Dakuro told the governor that the traditional rulers came to seek partnership with the political class toward strengthening security in the region.
He added that the forum was also concerned about the welfare of the flood victims and how the problem was being managed in the affected states in the region.