Hon Efe Afe while commiserating with Ekpan fish farmers on their losses disclosed that he received a distress call from the leadership of the Ufuoma fish farm that the Ekpan River overflowed into their ponds leading to the escape and death of most of their fishes.
The federal lawmaker, who was accompanied by a representative of the Uvwie Local Government Chairman and the unueworo of Ekpan chief Peter Iffie were taken round the farm that was destroyed by the flood.
The member representing Okpe Sapele and Uvwie federal constituency who expressed sadness over the National Disaster told the farmers that he would as a matter of urgency inform the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and the Delta state Emergency Management Agency, SEMA with a view, to provide the farmer with funds to rebuild their ponds.
He noted that most of the farmers must have taken loans from Banks to Invest in their fish pond business and called on good spirited Nigerians to assist them to avoid scarcity of fish in the state.
Hon Afe who also noted that the fish farm in Ekpan has engaged over five thousand youths and produced millions of fishes should not be allowed to collapse.
Also speaking the chairman of Uvwie Local Government, Hon Ramson Onoyake represented by Hon Henry Vivy and the unueworo of Ekpan chief Peter Iffie enjoined the state and Federal Government to assist the fish farmers inorder for them to continue in the Bussiness.
Earlier the Ufuoma fish farmers led by chief Joshua Ughere revealed to Hon Efe Afe that they have over Ten thousand fish ponds in the farm that were ravaged by the flood.
He appealed to the member Representing Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie federal constituency Hon Efe Afe to assist them attract help from both the federal and state governments.
Chief Ughere appealed for financial assistance from the government to enablethe fish farmers in Ekpan pay back their loans, return back to business and build their ponds to slander to present flood from destroying it in future.