The Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Environment, Dr. George Nweke has charged flood victims of the Orashi region in the state to clean their environment.
Dr. Nweke gave the charge while chatting with journalists during this month’s sanitation exercise at Okuzi Camp Ogba/Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Dr. Nweke, who was accompanied by the Director of Rivers State chapter of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Oliver Wolugbom, the sanitation officers and health officers, noted that his visit to the four LGAs, Abua/Odual, Ogba/Egbema Ndoni, Ahoada West and Ahoada East, was to ascertain the level of the damage caused by the flood and see how the government would assist the victims.
He commended the chairman of Ogba/Egbema Ndoni LGA, Mr. Ramond Nwokocha for the assistance he rendered to the victims who he enjoined to always clean their environment on daily basis assuring that the state government will do its best to assist them where necessary to relieve them of their pains.
According to him, “we have come to ensure the preliminary assessment before the state government would assist the victims, he added.
Similarly, the Rivers State Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Oliver Wolugbom noted that the Rivers State government did not take the problem of the flood lightly; rather it swung into action to ensure that those who were affected were assisted.
According to him, “this is a natural disaster; the government under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi ensured that the victims were assisted throughout their stay in the camps,” assuring that they will do more. He urged the victims to assist government by cleaning their environments.
In his speech the chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA, Mr. Nwokocha, who conducted the team round the various camps in the area, commended the state government for assisting the flood victims by providing them with relief materials and food items, assuring that the LGA will soon fumigate the flood affected areas as well as assist the victims where necessary.###
Emeka Jilly Ejiowhor