12 December 2012

Nigeria: Flood - 231 Delta Communities Submerged, Says Technical Committee

Asaba — Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, Technical Committee on the impact of the recent flooding in Delta State, has said that 231 communities were submerged by flood in 12 local government areas during the period of the disaster.

A member of the Committee, Prof. Chris Orubu, disclosed this while presenting the highlight of the report to Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan. The committee is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of DELSU, Prof. Eric Arubaye.

Meanwhile, Governor Uduaghan, has flagged off the distribution of cassava stems and farm implements such as cutlasses and hoes to select farmers from the flood ravaged areas of the state at Oleh.

After the flag-off, the committee, headed by Justice Francis Tabai, distributed yam seedlings to five flood ravaged areas, namely, Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West, Oshimili North, Oshimili South and Aniocha South at the Oshimili South arcade, Asaba.

Prof Orubu told the governor in Asaba, that the Technical Committee went to the field, designed a questionnaire and administered it to people in order to have first hand information on the flood.

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