Vanguard (Lagos)

11 December 2012

Nigeria: Flood - Farm Owner Cries for Help

Ughelli — AS the Delta State Committee set up to manage and resettle internally displaced persons commences work, the proprietress of Dea-Que Farms, Ovwodokpokpo-Olomu, Mrs. Queen Ofovwe, has appealed to the state government and members of the committee to assist her, lamenting that her farm worth millions of naira was washed away by the recent flood.

Of ovwe said the flood destroyed her fish ponds, poultry, piggery, sheep and crops, adding that the farm was her major source of living and provided job to her workers, who are now out of work.

Mrs. Ofovwe, in her 80s, said the farm empowered many of the unemployed youths in the area and appealed to the Federal and state governments to help her to rebuild the farm in order to cushion the effects caused her and her workers by the flood.

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