The member representing the Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ndudi Elumelu, has showered N21million on victims of flood in his constituency, calling on the federal government to dredge rivers Niger and Benue as long-term solution to perennial flooding in some parts of the country.
The lawmaker stated this when he visited flood victims in the six IDP camps located within the federal constituency, urging the victims to see their present situation as a temporary setback that would soon become a history.
Elumelu, who is also the Minority Leader of the House of Representative, cheered up the victims and made a donation of N21 million for their upkeep, saying that arrangements had been concluded for the provision of relief materials.
“I felt that as a servant of the people, I should come and feel the pains inflicted on them by the ravaging flood, which not only displaced them from their ancestral homes but also caused massive damage to their property and means of livelihood. The good news is that whatever they are experiencing now is not permanent and will soon come to pass”, he said.
Elumelu used the opportunity to call on the federal government to come to the aide of the flood victims, just as he also called on NEMA to, as a matter of urgency, attend to the resolution of the House of Representatives to send relief materials to all persons affected, as a short term measure.