Many communities in Anambra State have been submerged by flooding and the people displaced. As it stands, there are few or no dry lands left especially in the whole of Anambra West Local Government Area of the state.
Being a yearly problem, the people had hoped that the federal and state governments would have been proactive and put measures in place to reduce the effects.
The agony is endless. The people are not only losing property, but their farmlands and its produce as well. The few farm produce not washed away by flood are now rottening because there is no better way or place to preserve them. The people are really in pain and needs urgent help from government, organizations and individuals. The government appears to be taking to long to act.
The state governor, Chief Willie Obiano had an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari few days ago concerning the problem and people are eagerly waiting for response. Narrating what he discussed with the president, Obiano said: “Four of my local governments, that is four out of 21, are under water now as we speak because of this flood and it affected a lot of things, property which include farm produce and what have you. So, I called on Mr President to assist us at this very crucial time being a COVID time. And now, the flood we are experiencing this time around, is like 2012 which is terrible.
“We have over 5,000 people displaced and we already prepared some receptacles where we received the displaced people. But they will need help now and also need help when the water is receding because they lost their property which majorly include their produce which was not harvested before this flood crept in.