The Anambra State Chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo has requested assistance for flood victims in the state.
It made the request while contributing N500,000 to the state government to assist flood victims in the state.
The donation was given by a delegation of the organisation led by its president general in the state, Chief Chukwuemeka Udodeme, during a courtesy call to the governor’s chief of staff, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi.
“We understand what the flood victims are going through,” Udodeme added, “and in the spirit of compassion and charity, we chose to help ease their sufferings.”
While accepting the donation, Ezeajughi praised it as an excellent deed by the organization, noting that it was heartbreaking to learn that lives had been lost due to the flood.
“It is important to note that this is an example of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Anambra State coming to the rescue of these needy people.”
“We urge other ndi Anambra and well-meaning Nigerians to do the same.” Unfortunately, lives were lost as a result of the flood damage, but the State government set up several IDP camps throughout the state to rescue the displaced people.
“Unfortunately, the flood catastrophe in the state is an annual occurrence.” “We are urging the Federal Government to construct more dams to assist the people of Anambra who live in riverine areas,” he added.
According to Ezeajughi, the donation will help provide relief goods to people who have been displaced in seven Local Government Areas across the state.