Honorable Prestige Ossy, member representing Aba North and South Federal constituency in the House of Representatives has called on the Federal government to come to the aid of the people living in Aba, Abia State.
According to the Honorable, FG should come to the rescue of the good people of Aba as “we already have IDPs in Aba just like we have in the North East”.
He stated this on Friday, when he led the Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to visit the erosion site at the Ndiegoro and Ohanku areas and other flooded sites within the Aba North and Aba South Federal Consituency of Abia state.
The visit was followed a motion, he raised over the plight suffered by residents of the area, during a plenary session on the floor of the House.
Speaking after the fact-finding mission, the Head of Operations of NEMA, Owerri operations office, Hon. Ugo Evans, stated that Ndiegoro community and other adjoining areas where flood prone zone.
Mr Evans assured the intervention of NEMA by providing relief materials to the victims of the disaster and co-opting the federal ministry of works for assistance.
|Hon. Prestige Ossy addressing the press|
Hon. Prestige, further noted that he would not relent until the Federal Government comes to the rescue of Aba people. Revealing that he has also petitioned the office of the SGF to intervene in the flood disaster in Aba through the Ecological Fund.
|We already have IDPs in Aba just like in the North East – Ossy Prestige tell FG|
He called on the Federal Government to give same palliatives to the victims of the flood disaster in Aba as the victims of insurgency in the North East, noting that there are already IDP camps in Aba now as the NEMA officials saw some of them in the course of their inspection.
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