Rep Member wants state of emergency declared on ravaging flood


Kingsley Uju-Chima, a member representing Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta and Oru Federal Constituencies of Imo State at the House of Representatives, has raised the alarm over the washing away of infrastructure, including roads and homes by ravaging flood in the state.

He also said over 80,000 persons were affected by the flood.

Uju- Chima, who doubles as Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Public Procurement, underscored the need to declare a state of emergency on the ravaging flood.

He, however, said the House would not hesitate to give accelerated consideration to executive communication for funding of such emergency.

He said: “With all fairness, my place is almost in trouble now. The greater percentage of two of the local councils in my constituency have been submerged by flood and several residents, settlements, homes and farmlands have been carried away by flood. The last time we had this type of flood was in 2012.

“We never had it this bad. The flood has even cut off the Ibocha Bridge, which links Rivers State to Imo”.