New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Delta South Senatorial Candidate, Commodore Omatseye Nesiama (retd.), on Monday visited flood victims at Igbide and Ofagbe communities in Isoko North local government area of the state and provided relief materials to cushion the effects of the flooding.
Items donated to victims by visiting senatorial candidates included yam cubes, bread, bags of garlic, rice, salt, sugar, noodles, pasta, vegetable oil, onions, hot sauce, biscuits, and detergent and toiletries.
Following the disaster caused by the flooding residents of the two flood-ravaged communities were forced to vacate their homes and save their lives.
In Ofagbe community, the NYSC Corpers lodge, Gospel Church of Christ, Oketa Grammar School, and the Ofagbe District Customary Court, among others, were completely submerged.
Also, the Ebe Primary School in Ovrode, a nearby community leading to Ofagbe, was swallowed by the ravaging flood. The only access into the communities was boats at the cost of N1,000 per passenger.
Commodore Omatseye Nesiama urged politicians to put politics aside and prefer a solution on how to help flood victims as they are visibly suffering.
Nesiama, who was flanked by the NNPP Delta State House of Assembly Candidate, Isoko North Constituency, Dr. Daniel Uroghome, also called on the Federal ànd Delta State governments to immediately put in measures that would mitigate the perennial flood as well as its effect on the people.
He said, “The people should find succour. People should be able to eat, and get shelter. IDP camps should be opened for free.”
Receiving the relief materials on behalf of Igbide people, Delta State Chairman of NNPP, Chief Friday Efetobor, appreciated Nesiama for the gesture just as he further beckoned on the federal and state governments to come to their rescue.
Efetobor remarked, “We need help from them. We need rescue now. You can see my village people, they are here.
“So, let me appreciate the incoming senator at least your message will get to my people in my village, I want to appreciate you so much. Thank you very much for your rescue, God bless you.”
Two of the flood victims from Ofagbe community, Baby Oviemuno, and Bright Atara also appreciated Nesiama for the relief materials donated to them.
They disclosed that the flood wreaked havoc on the communities explaining that virtually all buildings and farmlands were destroyed leaving them in hunger as they relocated from their homes, like many others.