…Donates over 50 bags of rice
The Human Rights, Liberty Access, and Peace Defenders’ Foundation (HURIDE), and the South East Zonal Chairman Campaign for Democracy CD has called on the Federal and Anambra State Governments to stop making empty pronouncements about the welfare of victims of flooding but should take concrete steps to help the victims in Anambra State especially in Ogbaru Local Government where the entire communities in the Local Government were submerged.
The Executive Director of HURIDE, Dede Uzor A, Uzor, made the call weekend when he led some members of the hunan rights group to donate some bags of rice to the victims at the Ogbaru Local Government Area secretariat IDP camp.
He said both the Federal and the State Governments should visit the IDP camps to see the pathetic situation of the displaced persons there, instead of making empty pronouncements.
“They should come here, see things for themselves. For two days they told us they have not eaten except the food brought to them by the members of Christ Embassy the previous night, yet we have Federal and State Governments.
Governments should take care of them,at least to feed them” said Dede Uzor.
He said in other climes, Governments take care of the displaced persons’ feeding, houses, schooling of their children and even resettling them but here nobody cares.
The Executive Director asked the Federal and State Governments to send their agencies, FERMA and SEMA to take care of these displaced persons, noting that a hungry man is an angry man.
The HURIDE boss said most of the displaced persons are farmers whose farmlands, crops, homes have been submerged and washed away.
He said: “Somebody who abandoned his house without anything, we should expect that he should not be comfortable. It is not easy. That is why the Human Rights Defenders decided to come to assist with our widow’s mite with donations from members and stakeholders.
This will go along way to alleviate their sufferings”
He called on other public spirited individuals, organisations and churches to come to the aid of these displaced persons.
The Chairman of Flood Relief Committee of the Local Government, Mr. Ben Ogochukwu Nwasike, lamented the deplorable condition of the displaced persons, describing it as “dicey and pathetic”.
He said there is no presence of Government, both the Federal and State Governments in the four camps created for Ogbaru especially that of the Local Government, Ochuche, and Osomala.
Nwasike appealed to both the Federal and State Governments to come to their aid in feeding, medical care, and post-flooding resettlement.