OBIANO DEFIES RAIN TO INSPECT FLOOD MENACE


The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano defied the torrential rain across the state to inspect the havoc wrecked by flooding in some estates in Awka and Onitsha. The governor who was presiding over the weekly Exco meeting had to call it off following reports of collapse of buildings and flooding.

Governor Obiano who was amongst early callers at Udoka Estate where a couple were rescued after the collapse of the wall of their building, and Ngozika Estate where another bungalow was submerged, called on Ndi Anambra to stop building on storm water ways and blocking drainage.

According to Obiano," we have cautioned our people to observe basic rules and guidelines when embarking on the construction of their buildings. We can see that the rain are here and is causing havoc here and there. People should desist from dumping refuse and blocking drains because it contributes to what we are witnessing. Anyone caught in the act will contend with relevant laws and where found guilty will be punished."
The governor expressed sympathy with the retired AIG Ikemefuna Okoye whose house was among the ones submerged and instructed that the occupants be lodged in a hotel for few days while remedial measures are made to check the flooding.