Residents of Edo, Kaduna and other states cry out over natural disaster

By Aiyeku Timothy September 24, 2015 13:56

Residents of Edo, Kaduna and other states cry out over natural disaster

The Eid-el-Kabir celebration for many, remains pear shaped as a result of the ongoing floods in parts of the country which has left thousands of victims homeless and seeking refuge with friends and family elsewhere.

Victims in the affected areas in Kaduna, Edo, Sokoto, and Adamawa States lamented as they narrated their ordeal to Post Nigeria, claiming that the Government is still yet to come to their aid.

Dare, a resident of Kigo Extension in Kaduna, told Post Nigeria that “I was aware of the warning about the flood but I never knew it could result to this. I must tell you, this is one of the worst things that can happen to a man.”

Dare added that he was told of the Government’s claim to come to their aid but is “yet to see any step or action taken.”

The State Governor, Nasir El-rufai has visited the flooded areas to ascertain the level of devastation, promising support for the victims of the flood.

He has also said those displaced from their homes would be provided with temporary shelter until the floods are over.

Plans of a relief camp to be opened at the Township Stadium for the victims were made clear.

The Cameroonian Government recently informed Nigeria of its decision to release water in its Lagdo Dam.

In response, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, expressed its preparedness to pre-empt any negative fallout from possible flooding.

However, NEMA’s response seems to have been followed by little actions by the government which has done little or nothing to avert the present situation in the flooded areas.

Donald, a resident of Egor Local Government Area in Edo state while narrating his ordeal confirmed that no house had been submerged by the water but that no one leaves the house when it rains.

    “When it actually rains, it is usually terrible for us to leave the house especially in the quarters where I live, virtually every road in Egor is terrible.

    “When the rain is heavy, the water as it were, flows into the house but no house has been submerged where I live. So when it really rains, we experience significant damage.”