Floods: I Join My Voice To That Of Millions Displaced In Ogbaru – Peter Obi

LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

 

Flagbearer for the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election, Mr Peter Obi has lent his voice to the cries of millions of persons in Ogbaru LGA of Anambra State, who were recently displaced by flood. 

In a statement via his Facebook page, the former Anambra governor said he is saddened about the plight of those suffering, and crying out over the recent flood disaster in the area.

Reports suggest that latest flood incidents have submerged communities within Ogbaru, leaving many people and businesses in dire agony, tears and hopelessness.


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While noting that Ogbaru has special needs with flood management and control, Mr Obi said as the then governor, he heeded several SOS calls to the communities over flooding.

The presidential hopeful added that he is glad that Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo is carrying out development projects and road constructions within the area.

This Obi said he hopes will alleviate the peoples’ suffering.

He appealed to NEMA, SEMA, and other relevant agencies, as well as charity organizations, and government, to come to the rescue of the people of Ogbaru.

Above all, Obi emphasized that at this moment, the people need shelter, clothing and food.

“We must not abandon them now.,” LP candidate appealed.

Again, Gunmen Attack Anambra Police Station, Kill Four Officers

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A file photo of three armed men.

 

Gunmen on Wednesday attacked the Police Divisional Headquarters in Atani, Ogbaru Local Government Area in Anambra State, killing four officers. 

The Anambra Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack via a phone conversation with Channels Television. According to him, the incident happened around 1:00 am.

He explained that the dead security operatives include three male and one female police officer.


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Mr. Ikenga said the timely intervention of the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Echeng Echeng, who stormed the area around 1:30 am, stalled the further perpetuation of arson.

According to him, normalcy has been restored to the area and the manhunt for the assailants is ongoing. He reassured members of the public to remain calm as the police and other sister security agencies were evolving new strategies to contain security concerns as they emerge.

The attack adds to the long list of assaults on security formations in the Southeast region where separatist agitations are rife.

Several police officers and civilians have also been killed in attacks. Aside from security formations, the gunmen have equally targeted prominent persons in the region.

Obi Repays 13 Million Naira Bank Debt To Save Farmers

The governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has written a cheque of 20 million naira for the purpose of clearing a bank debt owed the bank by Anam farmers of Anambra state.

Following the 2012 flood devastation which destroyed homes and farmlands of Anam farmers in Anambra West Local government area of Anambra state, victims were unable to repay a loan of 13 million naira obtained from the bank.

Intervention from the state government, however, brought relief to them as Governor Peter Obi, presented them a cheque of 20 million naira to clear their debt and to support them in the next year’s farming. 13 million naira of the 20 million naira given was for the debt settlement while seven million naira was given as part of the Faith Based Farmers Loan, the latest innovation of the state government to encourage farmers through the church. It is an interest free loan.

The governor made this known during a visit to affected communities including Ogbaru, Anambra East and West, Awka North and Ayamelum. Governor Obi explained that the gesture is in line with the government’s resolve to fight extreme hunger and poverty in the poor areas of the state.

He also promised to help the people in their recovery and rehabilitation once the flood abated.