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Friday, October 14, 2022

FLOOD: ALeP urges NEMA, Anambra State govt to assist Awba-Ofemili victims - NaijaAgroNet

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Anambra State government led by Prof. Chukwuma Soludo have been asked to urgently assist flood victims in Awba-Ofemili town among others.
Flooded St Paul primary school, Aguenu village, Awba-Ofemili
Awba-Ofemili is a community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State and was heavily ravaged by the recent flood, sacking some villages including in Umuosite and some parts of Ege, Nkpuocha, Oka-akwu, Ngene Nkpumekwu communities to name a few.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mbanefo replaces Meko at Anambra Agric Ministry

The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, Monday in Awka the capital of Anambra shuffled his Executive cabinet with the appointment of five new Commissioners including Mr. Afamefuna Chinedu Mbanefo to replace Sir Austin Meko, reports NaijaAgroNet

The other four newly sworn-in Commissioners including Barrister Mrs. Mary Imelda Obinuju Nwogu as Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism; Sir  Okey Moka for Finance; Mr. Franks Chukwuemeka Offor  for Housing & Urban Development; and Barrister (Mrs.) Uzoamaka Gladys  Ilobi for Special Duties.

Governor Obiano told the new appointees that they came highly recommended for the jobs because of the value they would add to the administration. 

“Serving in this administration is an honour to you and I expect you to live up to the challenge as members of my cabinet. As you already know, we are moving well and we have brought you on board to help move Anambra State forward,” he said.

Obiano further charged them to justify the confidence he reposed in them in their appointment. 

“You can see that among the forms you have with you is your Job Specifications. You are expected to perform based on set parameters and there is also provision for periodic reviews.”

Responding on behalf of the appointees, Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Mary Imelda Obinuju Nwogu thanked Gov. Obiano for the opportunity given them to serve the state.

“We are highly elated and very happy to be found worthy by this administration. We are ready to work to move Anambra State forward especially in the area of the 4-Pillars of development where you have shown tremendous capacity and achievements as well as on the Enablers.” 

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Pix courtesy Ikolo: Barrister Mrs Uzoamaka Gladys Ilobi (Commissioner for Special Duties), Mr. Frank Emeka Offor (Commissioner for Housing), Afamuefuna Chinedu Mbanefo (Commissioner for Agriculture), Sir. Okey Moka (Commissioner for Finance), Barrister Mrs. Mary Imelda Nwogu (Commissioner for Information) after being sworn in at the Governor's Lodge, Amawbia.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gov Obiano, swears in Nnamdi Meko as Agric Commissioner, 18 others

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has sworn-in Mr. Nnamdi Austin Meko as the new Agriculture Commissioner for the state alongside 18 others recently cleared by the State House of Assembly, reports NaijaAgroNet.

This is coming as Gov. Obianoo also sworn-in were nine special advisers including some five women, just as signed into law, the 2014 appropriation bill.

NaijaAgroNet equally reports that other 18 commissioners comprise of Mr. Anali Chude, attorney general and commissioner for Justice; Mr. Anthony Onyima, Information; Mr. Callistus Ilozumba for Works;, Mrs. Azuka Enemuo for Local government and chieftaincy affairs; Greg Obi for Finance; Lawrence Chinwuba for Housing, Prof. Solomon Chukwu is in-charge of Economic Planning and Budget; Ifeatu Onyejeme heads Trade and Commerce; Dr. Victoria Chukwuelu for Women Affairs, Dr. Chinedu Emeka is to preside over Public Utilities, Water Resources; and Chukwuma Mbonu heads Transport.

Also, NaijaAgroNet gathered that Evaristus Ubah has been assigned to Environment; Stella Onuorah for Lands, Survey and Urban Development; Professor Kate Omenugha of the Mass Communication department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University is incharge of Education; Tony Nnachetam, who was a former vice chairman of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) to head Youth and Sports ministry in the state, Norbert Obi for Special Duties; Dr. Josephat Akabuike for Health; and Obi Nwankwo for Science and Technology.

While the nine special advisers include Alex Ejesieme for legal; Anthonia Tabansi for special duties; Vivian Nwandu for Millennium Development Goals (MDG); Amaka Ilobi is for Public Utilities; Ngozi Okonkwo is for Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), just as Chikaodi Anara is for security, Chidi Ibezim for youth empowerment and Amaechi O. is for town planning.

Further, NaijaAgroNet reports that Gov. Obiano used the opportunity to enjoin the appointees to be diligent as anyone found wanting will be removed immediately.

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Pix: Mekoh on redcap with SSG, Oseloka Obazie

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gov. Obiano inaugurates the Agriculture Committee

Newly sworn-in governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has inaugurated a 14-man think tank agriculture committee, reports NaijaAgroNet.

Obiano, NaijaAgroNet gathered charged the Committee to draw-up the operational blueprint for revolutionizing agriculture in Anambra State. 

The Committee, which has 33-point Terms of Reference, include "mapping of the State to determine which areas/zones that have the right soil and topography to produce cassava, maize, soya beans, vegetables and rice in commercial quantities," among others. 

NaijaAgroNet further gathered that the Committee is to determine how much food Anambra produces; how much the state consumes, and what is the critical gap in food production and how to fill that gap and ensure food security and export but more importantly to confer a food production comparative advantage on the state. 

Members of the Committee are, Prof. C.P.E. Omaliko (Chairman), Mr. Ndubusi Menakaya (Member/Secretary), Prof. Nath Nwonwu, Mr Victor Ikeli, Hon. Emma Makeudo, Dr. Michael Chike Ikwele, Dr. Raymond Onweluzo, Dr. Chris Okeke, Mr. Isaac Mbanefo, Mr. Ebenezer Ikechukwu Ubaka, Dr. Ernest Igwe, Mr. Nnamdi Mekoh, Engr. Emeka John Okafor and Mr Albert Odukwe.  

The Committee has thirty days to complete its work.  

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Pix: Gov Obiano and SSG Oseloka with committee members.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Awka residents decry kerosene scarcity

Inhabitants of Awka, the capital of Anambra State have described the high prices of kerosene in the State, following the scarcity of the product, reports NaijaAgroNet.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) survey showed that the product was being sold at between N110 and N140 per liter as against the official pump price of N50 sold at the NNPC Mega Station in Awka.

Some attendants at independent filling stations visited said the high cost of kerosene was due to non-availability of the product to dealers.

Ifeanyi Nwamuo, an attendant with Total Filling Station at Ukwuoji, Awka, said that the product had not been supplied to the station in many months.

He said that the process of getting the product was hard and that failed attempts to secure supply had compelled their station to stop the procurement of kerosene.

Tina Nwaegbo, a private dealer also attributed the high cost of the commodity in Awka to the means of procurement and the large-scale bribery before getting the product.

Ms. Nwaegbo said that dealers needed to recover their expenses after procurement and that it was the end users who would bear the cost. She said that the Federal Government should make the business policy easy so as to eliminate third parties involved in kerosene procurement.

The NNPC Mega Station Manager in Awka, Ngozi Onyiliofor, said the station had been selling the product to the public at the approved pump price of 50k per liter.

Her colleague, Florence Nwaokoye, said that the supply of the product to station had been steady, compared to previous months when kerosene was out of supply in Awka and environs.

She urged the government to ensure availability of the product this season, to facilitate the celebration of Christmas. 
Isaac Oyima with additional reports from (NAN)
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Awba-Ofemili: Christians vs Pagans, 20 critically injured


News reaching us shows that there was blood letting in the sleeping town of Awba-Ofemili in Awka-North Local Government Area of Anambra State, following a clash between Christians and touts who claimed to be pagans in the town reputed for its ‘Awba-Ofemili rice.’

NaijaAgroNet gathered that not less than 20 Christians were heavily injured with matchet cuts during a Christian vigil crusade held inside St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Awba-Ofemili, even as this may not be unconnected to 2012 flood largesse, which petition is before the Anambra State government and was jointly signed by Rev. Fr. Emma Ezenwata and Rev. Patrick Odinanwa.

Also, St. Paul’s Catholic Church was not left out as its roof was said to have been perforated with gun bullets by these touts who claim to be pagans as well as the Parish House recently completed by the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO), while the Rice Mill, also owned by CWO was burnt down alongside some bags of rice awaiting milling.

Another source in the town told NaijaAgroNet that a day before, that is Sunday night, there was some skirmishes of threats in the town, culminating in the attack of St. Paul’s Anglican Church by same group of people, who claimed that they were observing ‘Obia-na-uchichi’ that is night masquerade season.

It was gathered in good authority that these hoodlums carted away the generating set that supplied electricity to the church, venue of the vigil on Sunday night.

Further sources from the town pointed accusing figures to the leadership of the town, under a regent Chief 
Benard Nwanelo and vigilante group, who up till the time of this report has not made any arrest. Efforts to get the side of Chief Nwanelo at the time of filing this report was not successful as his mobile phone was said to be switched off.

According to the Parish Priest of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Awba-Ofemili, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel  Ezenwata, who was out of town at the time of this incident, the pagans in the town burnt church building, blustered the roofs and ceilings of new Fathers’ House and destroyed building of some Christians in the town.

A source, who pleaded for anonymity said that the wind of the crisis was very evident during last weekend, leading to summon of the church leaders and those claiming traditionalists in preparation for the annual ceremony which last for about a week, and which forbids women from being outside from about 6pm and restricts movement likewise, except for the initiates.

“Despite the insistence of both parties to shed their swords, the town regent did not involve the Police, knowingly fully well that the security of the town was under threat,” our source alleged.

The catechist of St. Paul’s Anglican Church Awba-Ofemili, was said to be the most injured with several matchet cuts among 20 members of the Christendom attending the vigil, while the priest in-charge, Rev. Patrick Odinanwa, escaped through the nearby bush.

Unfortunately, the two medical centres in the town were reported to have since stopped working and the nearest is located at Ebenebe, near Amansea with poor road network.

“This could lead in deaths due to uncontrolled bleeding by the injured,” our source lamented.
Confirming this to NaijaAgroNet, President General, Awba-Ofemili Development Union (ADU), Mr. Chukwuma Nwabufo told correspondent, he was on his way to the town, decrying the incident, adding that the town has been very accommodative to any religion and did not understand why there should be a fracas this time around, even as he appealed for calm.

He has also reached out to the Divisional Police Officer in Ugbene, a neighbouring town on the matter, among the state apparatus.

Meanwhile, NaijaAgroNet recalls that a few weeks ago, both priests, Rev. Fr. Ezenwata and Rev. Odinanwa jointed petitioned the Anambra State government over the misappropriation of the N3 million meant for flood victims in the town last year.

The petition addressed to the Secretary to the Anambra State Government and Chairman, Committee on Flooding Anambra State, indicted some key members of the town union in collaboration with the town’s Regent, the Onosolu Eze, Chief Nwanelo, for allegedly connived with each other to divert the said fund.

NaijaAgroNet further learnt that following the intervention of one of its sons, Mr. Sabastine Okoye, who is the current Commissioner for Environment, the matter was withdrawn to be settled at home.

The joint petition which was also sent to the Governor Anambra State, had the Catholic Bishop of Awka and his Anglican counterpart, as well as the Transition Chairman, Awka – North L.G.A, the Regent and ADU president general, all in copy.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Anambra: Distribution of pro-vitamin 'A' yellow cassava commences

The Anambra State has commenced distribution of high pro-vitamin “A” yellow cassava cuttings to farmers. 

Governor Peter Obi made this disclosure to NaijaAgroNet at the flagging off the exercise at the compound of Anambra State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) in Awka, the state capital last weekend.

He also presented new utility vehicle and 21 computers to boost implementation of the programme in Anambra.

According to him, the vehicles should be solely used for the execution of the project while the computers were for monitoring and evaluation of the outcome of the new cassava variety Statewide. 

He assured that the State government would provide all logistics to ensure success of the programme as cassava had multi values including being raw material for beer.

He also said that agriculture has fundamental role in turning around the State and national economies with huge employment potentials. Stressing that Anambra State was now on course for sustainable development, reiterating that no future administration could take the people for granted again.

Responding, a representative of the development partner, Dr. Paul Ilona said Governor Obi has demonstrated more commitment to development of agriculture than any other government in the country, including logistics.

Ilona elucidated that the new cassava variety was not only for food security but also for promotion of health by supplementing nutritional intake of the people and assured that the State would receive more supply.

Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Ndubisi Menakaya, during his speech, said the intervention became necessary to solve the increased rate of micro-nutrients deficiency among children under five years and pregnant women which he noted had risen to about thirty percent. 

Menakaya also urged Anambra farmers to take advantage of the programme to reap its huge benefits.

The programme manager of Anamrba State Agricultural Development Programme, Comrade Leo Imoka said the programme became a reality in the State because of regular and timely payment of counter-part contributions by Governor Obi administration.

The Comrade further revealed that cassava production in the State has increased remarkably which placed the State as the highest producer of cassava in the country.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Epidemic looms in Awka-North , Anambra East and West, Anyamelum

  … 0ver 14 dead bodies dumped in Ezu River @ Ugwuoba

Apprehension best described the mood in Ugwuoba Enugu state when they woke to see over 14 lifeless bodies of human beings partly dressed floating on the Ezu River, Ugwuoba, a boundary town with Anambra state.

The Ezu River flowing down to Ugwuoba from a town called Agbaogugu is located between Ugwuoba community in Enugu state and Amansea community in Anambra state.

The lifeless bodies sighted Friday morning were already decomposing an indication that they were dumped some days back somewhere at the Ugwuoba end of the Ezu River before the bodies flew down to the bridge and where people could see them. Some wore pants, some wore singlet and others outright naked.

By Saturday evening, over 60 policemen in three patrol vehicles from Enugu State and Anambra State were there struggling to unravel the mystery behind the dumping of lifeless bodies at the Ezu River Ugwuoba , Enugu State. A boundary town to Amansea , Awka North of Anambra state.

The policemen came in patrol vehicles with registration Number NPF 117 C, with inscription Anambra Cobra squad B division; NPF 2347 C Enugu State Anti robbery squad and another plateless van written Cobra squad.

The police were not harassing anybody as they just watch and discuss on the possible actions to be taken even as more than one thousand people have visited the scene since the news broke Friday morning to have a glance of the life less bodies, especially if any is someone they know.

The leaders of Amansea and Awka North local government as well as the Anambra state Government have all visited the scene in sympathy of the Ugwuoba community and Save Our Soul cry to the Enugu state government to come to the scene for further actions. They confirmed there were no gun shots last night. 

The Awka North leaders were concerned about the epidemic the decomposing bodies will cause all those in the Ezu River bank from Ugwuoba to River Niger as many depend on the River for their daily chores and drinking.

The traditional ruler of Amansea Igwe Kenneth Okonkwo and members of his cabinet as well as Member representing Awka North in the state House of Assembly , Hon Rebecca Udoji as well as Chairman of Awka North local government area , Hon Joy Enweluzor all condemned the perpetrators of the heinous act against humanity. 

The victims are allegedly from Igbo race and too numerous questions raised by indigenes and visitors alike could not be answered by anybody at the scene.

The questions included who killed as many as over fifty or up to hundred if not more than one hundred people? Who dumped them in the only source of river for over 100 communities stretching from Enugu State to Anambra State, even up to the River Niger through Omambala (Anambra) River?

There is a police check point near the River where these bodies were found and nobody was arrested or seen committing the sacrilege against humanity by polluting water flow that many villagers drink and use for domestic chores?

Who gave the decomposing bodies machete cuts? Some were even sinister by asking was it not Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police that decongested their prisons of criminal suspects? Others were of the view but why would they dump them in the River instead of burying them?

Anambra State Government noted that although the sad event was not in their territory as it was Ugwuoba axis that it happened had sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) call to Enugu State Government and its police commissioner to come and investigate the deposit of many lifeless bodies in the Ezu River.

Governor Peter Obi represented by the Commissioner for Local government   Affairs , Hon Azuka Enemuo and a team of her local government chairmen including Awka North , Hon Joy Enweluzor whose communities from Amansea to Ugbene, Ugbenu and Awba-Ofemmili to Amanuke and Achalla even Mgbakwu and Urum will suffer the water pollution and subsequent epidemic.

Others with Azuka’s entourage to the scene included Chairman of Chairmen Hon Daza Udeozor, Onitsha South Ugochukwu Ezeani , Orumba South North Emeka Aforka among others.

Hon Enweluzor whose territory was seriously affected could not utter a word as she was surprised and speechless on man’s inhumanity against man in this age and time especially with the pollution and imminent water disease which may leads to epidemic.

The Anambra State Police Public Relation Officer, Mr Ralp Uzoigwe allegedly reported to have said his command was not aware of the dumping of lifeless bodies but efforts to get the Enugu State PPRO Ebere Amarizu to confirm whether SARS of Enugu State of the Police dumped bodies to decongest cells in Enugu State was not successful.

Filed by: Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, Awka, Anambra State capital

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Anambra State: The Flood and Awba-Ofemili People

The recent flooding that affected Anambra State, no doubt, must have exposed it to a lot of characters, administrative lapses and leadership questions begging for some answers, especially concerning the politicking going-on over the flood and affected communities.
Anambra State, is a name ordinarily taken from a popular river linking the River Niger and known as ‘Anambra’ or ‘Omabala’ River. Strategically located in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria, Anambra State is bounded by Delta State to the west, Imo State to the south, Enugu State to the east and Kogi State to the north, claiming to have one of the highest population densities on the continent.
The state comprises numerous thickly populated villages, a number of small towns and a few major towns; some areas are so thickly populated that the estimated density is 1500-2000 persons living within every square kilometre. One of such towns is Awba-Ofemili in Awka-North Local Government Area of Anambra State, which has border with Enugu State via Ibeto-Olo.

Awba-Ofemili, a town cut-off by flood:
Though Awba-Ofemili was cut-off by the recent flood surge, culminating in loss of properties and agricultural products worth billions of Naira, there was no record of loss of live yet. Mainly an agrarian town, Awba-Ofemili, reputed for massive rice production is located less than 25 minutes drive from the capital city of Awka, Anambra State, under normal circumstances where good roads prevail. Incidentally, lack of accessible road has been the bane of development in Awka-North and Awba-Ofemili precisely.
Speaking on the recent flood, chairman, Lagos branch of Awba-Ofemili Development Union (ADU), Mr. Kenneth Okoye told NaijaAgroNet the situation is lamentable, saying that Awba-Ofemili as an agrarian community known for rice production has lost a lot of economic products worth billions of Naira, including cassava, yam and plantain farms, while some building soaked by the flood have since given way.
Describing the flood as unbelievable, says its worrisome that the government of Anambra State did not find it worthy to visit the town in the peak of the disaster, he enjoined well spirited individuals to come to the aid of the towns affected by this River Niger surge, especially Awba-Ofemili.
The Awba-Ofemili town was seriously hit with this surge that farmers no longer attend to their farms, while all the eight villages that made up the town remain drastically affected.
Our reporter who visited the community and spoke to some of the indigenes discovered that one of the villages in Awba-Ofemili, Umuosite, was under water thereby cut off with most residents relocating to a building along Umuosite Road for their safety, while those living along the Umuosite road were sacked as they now use canoe to pass between Umuosite and other villages like Oyeagu and Akpana.

Women leader calls on Obi, FG, NEMA
One of the residents and women leader in Awba-Ofemili, Madam Christiana Nweke said that the level of flood reached a lintel of one of the storey buildings along Umuosite Road and made the road, especially leading to farm lands around that area unaccessible, whilst the flood lasted.
The women leader called on the government, especially Gov. Peter Obi to quickly come to their aid, while praying that the flood subsidises permanently.
It was further gathered that the only major road leading to Awba-Ofemili, which has been begging for attention over the years, was cut off too as indigenes trying to access Awka the capital city of Anambra State, were being ferried at four points before they could even get to neighbouring town like Ugbenu.
At the Agu-enu part of the town, especially behind the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, the flood was not stopped, as it took the church land for granted.
Further investigations showed that Hon. Mrs. Joy Enweluzor, the chairperson, Awka-North, visited the Awba-Ofemili town on canoe with her team of executive and promised to send food stuff and other aids to the town.
Our sources said that several letters on the flooded Awba-Ofemili and environs have been communicated to the governor of Anambra State, who is yet to visit the affected town personally.
They called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) not to forget Awba-Ofemili town in the course of their distribution of aids to flood victims.

Gov. Obi of Anambra State
Flood disaster emergency fund
Despite the fact that the Anambra State government set up a three-man Flood Disaster Emergency Fund Committee made up of the Chief of Staff and Commissioner for Economic Planning, Prof. Mrs. Chinyere Stella Okunna, Ms. Ngozika B. Okoye, Hon. Commissioner for Finance and Mrs. Azuka Enemo, Hon. Commissioner for Local Government, the flood victims in Awba-Ofemili are yet to see the light in having such a committee in the state, especially in Awba-Ofemili, where every relief material have been stored away in Ugbenu due to bad road.
Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze, who confirmed these in a press statement made available to NaijaAgroNet, adding that two bank accounts, namely at Diamond Bank - 0028548840 and Fidelity Bank – 4020912984; were opened for this purposes and to facilitate the work of the state government in alleviating the effects of current flood rage across the state.
The Anambra State Government (ANSG), thus, invited Anambrarians and the Nigerians at home and in diaspora as well as all well-meaning citizens of the world to rally support for the affected citizens of Anambra State, as one of the most affected states by the flood.
The bigger challenge, he said, would be in the medium and longer terms, when the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) would need to be returned to their respective homes, rehabilitated and resettled after the flood receded completely.
Canvassing for vote:
The ANSG, he said, would be counting on the Federal Government, its agencies, especially NEMA and international partners, to join hands with the state in overcoming the unprecedented humanitarian challenge.
 “We thank all those who have expressed concern in cash or in kind or sent goodwill messages about this catastrophic disaster,” he said.
ANSG acknowledged that well-meaning citizens and organizations have also been making donations in kind, through SEMA.
All in-kind donations, Obaze pointed out should be directed to the SEMA office along the Enugu-Onitsha Road (by J-Jumac Hotel), Awka, even as SEMA could be reached by phone 08037424242.
NaijaAgroNet confirmed that the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mr. Obaze visited the Awba-Ofemili Amensea axis of Awka-North LGA, but could not get to Awba-Ofemili due to submerged road.
However, it has been argued that if it had to do with votes, the Governor Peter Obi-led government of Anambra State, would not have sent the SSG and even the SSG should have found a way of getting to the town, Awba-Ofemili, to canvass for votes, which they got in good numbers at the last election.

Just before the curtain:
Does it then not make sense that an alternative route should have been used in ensuring that those victims, especially in a town like Awba-Ofemili, should have been reached through airlifting of such people and materials.
This is a poser for the leadership of Anambra State under Mr. Peter Obi to answer. By the way, how much will it take the government to get these aid materials airlifted?
Another school of thought argued that its only the military that has the helicopter for such kind of services. If so, is this flood disaster not enough to attract military sympathy? Or are we waiting for deaths to be recorded?
It is true that aids have been sent to Awba-Ofemili by the state governments, Senator Nwabueze Ngige, Hon. Emeka Nwogbo and his state house of assembly counterpart as well as the LGA chairperson, the fact is that these aids materials have not reached the destination, the people of Awba-Ofemili, because there is no road and airlifting of these materials probably was an option for the donors and state government particular, in spite of efforts to get them notified on the efficacy of delivering the materials appropriately.
There is need to have an operational health centre in place to cater for the residents of Awba-Ofemili. We must not wait until there is one outbreak or another.
Also, it is certain that some of the items may even have gotten bad due to poor storage. What this tells us, sadly is that if it had been a more serious thing than what was seen, no live, actually would have been saved from Awba-Ofemili?

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