The Imo State government through the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) has provided relief materials to the people of Oguta.
This is to alleviate their immediate suffering and hardship following the rampaging flood that submerged many houses and displaced many people in riverine Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
Speaking to Channels Television at the ISOPADEC office after the distribution of the relief materials, the acting Managing Director of the commission, Kingsley Uju, said that the move was to provide immediate succour to victims of the flood disaster.
According to him, the relief material is more of food items for their immediate consumption pending the time the water goes down.
He said that the federal government would also intervene in helping the victims.
He, however, urged people living in the area to move to the upper lands and also the camps built by the state government for flood displaced people, located in Oguta and Ohaji Egbema, pending the time the flood subsides.
President Goodluck Jonathan has constituted a technical committee to assess and determine the extent of damage caused by recent floods in some states, a statement said in Abuja on Saturday.
The statement, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim said states such as Plateau, Jigawa, Adamawa, Benue and Kogi were most affected by the floods.
The statement said the committee had the minister of Environment as chairman, minister of Water Resources and minister of Works as members.
The permanent secretary, Ecological Fund Office, and the director-general, National Emergency Management Agency, would provide the secretariat of the committee.
The statement said the committee, which had already started working, has four days to submit an interim report to the president.