Gov. Obi orders use of Governor's Lodge as refugee camp
October 02, 2012 16:03
Onitsha (Anambra) Oct. 2, 2012 (NAN) Gov. Peter Obi on Tuesday directed the Secretary to Anambra State Government, Mr Oseloka Obaze, to turn the Governor’s Lodge in Onitsha into a camp for flood victims if necessary.
The governor issued the directive in Onitsha on Tuesday following the massive flooding in five local government areas in the state.
The governor had cancelled his trip to Mexico and the Independence Day ceremonies because of the emergency.
Obi received complaints of inadequate accommodation during a tour of some public buildings used to shelter victims at Omunwa Egboka Primary School, behind the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity.
He said government would continue to feed and provide for the victims considering that they were faced with a natural disaster, which was not of their own making..
" Few weeks ago, governor's of the south-east sent money to Haiti to help them rebuild after the earthquake of 2010.
``If we could do it to them, we must do more for our people that elected us to serve them," Obi said.
He assured the people that government would always support them at all times, including their rehabilitation after the floods had passed.
He warned all those handling relief materials to deploy them appropriately or face the wrath of God.
Obi also called on the church, local organisations, individuals and international organisations to assist the state in any way they could for the sake of humanity.
The governor promised to provide security for the camps and described the development as "Anambra's turbulent moment". (NAN)