This is coming off the reports by the Nigerian Hydrological Services that Communities and States on the banks of the River Niger and Benue will be affected by sustained heavy rains expected this month in West African countries through which the River Niger runs its course.
As stipulated in the statement issued by Mr. C-Don Adinuba, Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, the affected areas are Anambra East and West, Onitsha North and South, Ogbaru, Ihiala, Ayamelum, and Awka North local government area.
However, in line with the Government’s resolve to cater to Ndi Anambra, the Anambra State Government will provide holding centers where the affected people will stay until floods recede. In addition, the Anambra State Emergency Management Agency has been given a list of the designated centers to that effect.
These centers will also be provided with clean water, mattresses, bedsheets, blankets, mosquito nets, buckets, and all necessary sanitary facilities. Furthermore, the statement assured that the people will have access to drugs and medical personnel such as doctors, nurses, and even pharmacists all of which will be available to attend to their needs promptly.
In terms of security, Security agencies drawn from the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and Anambra State Vigilante Group will ensure excellent security.
Equally, the Transition Committee Chairmen of the affected Local Government areas have been advised to interface with the State Emergency Management Agency for a briefing on the implementation of the measures to mitigate the impact of the heavy floods.