Friday, 28 September 2018

Anambra Health Commissioner calls for calm amongst internally displaced persons at Holding centres in the state


Commissioner for Health Anambra State, Dr Joe Akabuike has called on flood-affected persons in the various Holding Centres to maintain peace and orde
rliness.
``Government is still activating arrangements to ensure that all displaced persons are taken care of.’’
Dr Akabuike made the call while speaking with some elders of Ezi Agulu, Aguleri Otu, Ifite Aguleri Otu at Fr. Joseph Memorial Secondary School, Aguleri.
He urged them to help to ensure the cooperation of all the displaced persons so that things would go on well at the centres.
The commissioner re-assured them that Government would ensure that their health would be properly taken care of throughout their stay at the centres.
According to him doctors and nurses are available and at all times to ensure their good health.
``We shall ensure there are enough drugs for the sick especially for the most vulnerable – the elderly, women and children.’’
Dr Akabuike thanked the affected persons for accepting to leave their flood-affected places to come to the centres.
The health commissioner confirmed that he had virtually been at most of the centres on a 24 hours basis to personally ensure that his personnel gave out their best.
Mr Onuorah Ndive, Chairman of Achunkenyi in Ezi Agulu and Aguleri Otu thanked Gov. Obiano for his benevolent attitude in ensuring that they were provided with all the necessary materials like mattress, blankets, buckets and toilet facilities.
He expressed dismay over the colossal losses they sustained as a result of the flooding in their communities.
Mr Ndive said their farms were all destroyed, virtually all their buildings submerged.
Mr Obanyelum Nwanebuife expressed shock over death of one of their age mates, one Mrs Etuka Onyeaka, who died while struggling to swim out of danger when the flooding started to take over their community.
He called on the Government to provide more water tankers to improve water supply to Fr. Joseph’s Memorial Secondary School. Aguleri, one of the holding centres in Anambra East.
Mr Nwanebuife thanked one Chinedu Obidigwe, from area, who tried to provide the affected people with some relief materials.
He also urged the Government to help to repair the dilapidated roof, ceiling and mosquito netting at the centre.
Mr Nwanebuife, then, thanked the principal of Fr. Joseph’s Secondary School for accepting to call on teachers to teach their children until they leave the centre.
He also commended Mr Primus Odili, who had provided some writing materials for the children to facilitate their learning.

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