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Flood overruns Okoloba community as residents seek help



The Okoloba community in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State is among other Communities that have been ravaged by the increasing flood in the riverine communities of the state.

The people of the community had pleaded with the state government and well-meaning organizations to assist them with the increasing flood ravaging the community.

Chairman, of the Okoloba community, Mr. Ebiboloemi Bidi, appealed to relevant authorities saddled with the responsibilities of flood management and disaster to come to the aid of the community, adding that the flood had dislodged people from their homes, destroyed property and farms leaving them to suffer helplessly.

He lamented, “the flood has already affected the primary school, NIMASA Science and Technical College temporary site, the only walkway in the community, churches, and cassava milling machine belonging to Mr. Ebikabowei Gillow almost submerged in the flood.

“The emotional impact on the people is beyond his expression. We, therefore, urge the government to work out modalities on how to protect the people from further destruction. The children have been stopped from going to school because of the threat of the flood. I want to plead with parents to watch their children and inform the community leadership when there is a need. The people are vulnerable to waterborne diseases.”

Reacting, the Headmaster of Oge Primary School, Okoloba, Mr. Deinkeme Asiagbe, explained he had to close the school after following due process by informing the Education Secretary, Local Government Education Authority, LGEA, Bomadi, Kirigha Oburumu of the flooding situation in the community.