Demand the dismissal of the minister
By Tordue Salem, Abuja
A member of the House of Representatives, Representative Ossai Nicholas Ossai, has denounced the collapse of more than 150 houses in the state of Delta, by devastating floods.
The legislator, upset by the development, has called for the removal of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Haija Sadiya Farouk.
Ossai, who represents the federal Ndokwa / Ukwuani constituency of Delta State, spoke at a news conference on Wednesday.
Ossai, who is also the president, House
The Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements asked the government to dismiss the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Sadiya Farouk, for failing to address the emergency needs of the communities affected by the floods.
“The mantra of this government is change; that the government change its minister, if it cannot respond to the suffering of the people affected by the floods, ”said Ossai.
He regretted that “since the last two weeks, the communities of Ndokwa East in Delta State have been ravaged by constant heavy and frightening downpours, accompanied by excessive flooding and erosion, which are causing serious and ongoing damage to the communities.
“This unprecedented heavy downpour has aggravated the already existing and saturated wetland of the communities that is caused by repeated ocean surges due to perennial floods.”
According to him, “the affected communities are Ossissa, Onyah, Ase, Ushie, Ibedeni; Asagba, Aballa-Uno, Agballa-Obodo, AgballaOshimili, Uchi, Okpai, Onuaboh, Inyi, Benekuku, Aboh, Onyah, Asaba-Ase, Ibrede, Ashaka, Afor, Abalagáda, Umuolu, Igbuku, Obettim, Ofado-baogobokodama 0 , Utagba-Uno, Ogume, Onitsha-Ukwuani, Akarri, Umuolu, just to mention a few ”.
He said he was “concerned that schools, farmland, health centers, places of worship have been severely affected and more than one hundred and fifty (150) households have been made homeless, especially children and women, and more. they are still affected daily. About ninety (90%) of the communities in the entire Ndokwa East local government area have submerged, and worse still are the deplorable economic conditions of
the peasants of these agrarian communities ”.
He noted “that these communities are often prone to serious environmental disasters as a result of vulnerability from constant coastal flooding and the erosion of the Niger River.”
The legislator pleaded with the Federal Government, “Instruct the Ecological Fund office to conduct an environmental survey with a view to addressing the excessive flooding in these Ndokwa communities and urges the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide urgently aid materials Hood Victims in accordance with section 6 (j) of the NEMA Act ”.