BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORT HARCOURT
The Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Emmanuel Audu-Ohwavborua says the Interventionist Agency will soon commence post flood short term medical outreach to communities in the Niger Delta region.
The Acting Managing Director who made the revelation during the distribution of relief materials to flood affected communities in Imo State, told the people that the post flood palliative was in line with the directive of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, to cushion the effects of the flood.
Represented by Director of Health and Social Services Directorate, Dr. George Uzonwanne,
the Acting Managing Director maintained that NDDC has a tradition of collaboration with stakeholders to drive the development of Niger Delta Region.
Earlier on, the NDDC Imo State Office Director, Mr. Tony Okanne who expressed displeasure over the effects of the flood in communities in Imo State mentioned items to be distributed to include, bags of rice, beans, matress, nets, beverages, clothing among others.
Receiving the items, Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, who was represented by Commissioner for Niger Delta Imo State, Dr. Henry Okafor appreciated NDDC for the gesture and pledged to continue to collaborate with the agency.
On his part, Sole administrator Ohaji Egbema Local Governent Area, Prince Amadioha who commended NDDC for the move, promised judicious distribution to the affected communities.
He however requested for the dredging of the orashi river as an antidote to the reoccurring flood.
The palliative was second in the series, as essential drugs have been handed over to the state government previously immediately after the flood.