The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Ughelli Correspondents Chapel, has criticised the lackadaisical attitude of the Delta State Government towards the plight of flood victims across the state.
The union stated that the ravaging flood has affected many local government areas in the state which include Ughelli South, Ughelli North, Udu, Burutu, Warri North, Warri South West, Bomadi, Patani, Warri South, Isoko South, Isoko North, Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West, Ukwuani, Oshimili South, Oshimili North and some others.
The union, in a communique issued at the end of it’s monthly meeting, said millions of residents of flood ravaged communities in the aforementioned local government areas have been displaced from their homes and facing untold hardship without any form of intervention from the state government. The communique signed by the chapel Chairman, Comrade Sunday Apah and Secretary, Comrade Matthias Ogbaga accused the government of taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic quagmire to turn deaf ear to the plight of the people.
The communique said: “Setting up of a committee on flood without further actions to immediately give succor to the flood victims is totally unacceptable.” They advised the state government to provide relief materials and emergency IDP camps for the affected persons to ameliorate their sufferings.