ISOKO SOUTH TWO
The Lawmaker, Hon Ferguson Onwo was at Uzere, Aviara, Olomoro, Igbide, Enwhe, Umeh and Erowha communities, where he decried the level of destructions suffered by constituents as a result of the violent flood.
He expressed sadness over the devastation caused the people by the rising water, saying that communities in Isoko South two Constituency are very prone to natural discomfort as a result of the terrain.
Hon Onwo stated that many people have fled their homes for safety, pointing out that houses were submerged by water and farmlands washed away as a result of the flooding was very devastating.
The Lawmaker who is the Chairman, House Committee on Housing and Women Affairs, sympathized with the victims and assured them that government will provide succour to those affected.
Hon Onwo called on relief agencies, including the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, the State Emergency Relief Agency, SERA, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC to come to the aides of the victims.
While recalling the sad experience of the similar flooding in the area in 2012, the Lawmaker who is also a member of the House Committee on Environment, Oil and Gas, stressed the need for urgent flood remediation projects in Isoko South
He enjoined the federal government to urgently consider the dredging of the River Niger to save communities in its bank of incessant flooding.
Hon Onwo said government must act fast to avert further human and economic loses to flooding, stressing that dangers associated with flooding were enormous.