Enugu Flood Victims Get Succour

Victims of the 2019 flood disasters in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State Monday heaved sighs of relief as twenty-nine of them were given some relief materials worth millions of naira by the Enugu State Emergency Management Agency.

The Agency handed out relief items which include roofing zincs, mattresses, mats, buckets, bags of cement, wrappers, blankets and food items at the council headquarters, Uwani.

One of the beneficiaries, Pastor Joseph Ugwu, commended the Agency for coming to their rescue and urged more timely intervention to help victims of disasters.

He stated: “It is never too late. The disaster adversely affected our sources of livelihood, and we have been battling to have food on our tables since then. But we thank Enugu State Governor Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for salvaging our gory situation.

“We also thank the transition committee chairman of Enugu South LGA, Hon. Peter Nnaji and the state SEMA boss Mrs. Nkechi Ene for the good jobs she has been doing in the state towards alleviating the sufferings of disaster victims.”


The transition committee chairman of the local government, Nnaji, who spoke to THE WHISTLER enjoined the victims to make the best use of the items donated to them.

 “Though the items may be small, compared to the magnitude of the losses, the victims should take solace in the knowledge that their plight is of concern to the state. The state emergency management agency simultaneously addressed similar matters in other parts of the state where disasters took place.

“This event is for all the victims of the 2019 flood victims in the state. The twenty-nine that received theirs here are those from this area. This gesture is a result of our governor’s love for everybody.”

In a speech, the coordinator of Enugu South Local Government Emergency Management Committee, Mr. Emeka Oko, urged the people to always report any emergency in their localities for prompt action.

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