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Rivers state flooding: Abua Odual communities calls for urgent help

The people of the Oghora community in Abua Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State are calling on the Rivers State Government to come to their aid following the devastating effects of the flooding in the area.

The call became necessary when some angry youths of the community protested against the visit by some Journalists to the area to ascertain the flood situation in Oghora, Okoboh, Arokwu, and other nearby communities in the area.

They told newsmen that the government, through its agencies, was only interested in the flood in Ahoada West, Ahoada East, and Egba/Egbema/Ndoni areas because some prominent personalities and Politicians from the areas were close to the State Government and because the flood affected the East-West Road which is a major route in the whole of Niger Delta region.

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Mr. Destiny and Brian Akeodi accused the Abua Odual Local Government Chairman of abandoning the people who are most affected by the flood.

N-Press Port-Harcourt correspondent reports that they were using their personal speed boat to transport themselves from their communities to Abua Central to get food for themselves.

It was also reported that since the beginning of the flood in the area, no single individual, organization, or even the Council Chairman has visited or brought relief materials to the people of the area.

Although from the interactions with the youths, it was noted that the flood is receding gradually, while the youths pleaded with our correspondents to bring their plea to the attention of relevant Government agencies their untold hardship occasion by the flood for succour.

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