A former President and Chief Executive Officer of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria plc, Val Ozigbo, has said no fewer than 20,000 persons have been displaced by floods Anambra State.
He said out of that number, 7,000 persons were in relief camps in various parts of the state.
Ozigbo stated this on Tuesday in a message to the people of the state titled, ‘A heartfelt message from Valentine Ozoigbo.’
Describing the incident as a major disaster, Ozigbo, who is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in next year’s election in Anambra State called for concerted action in alleviating the sufferings of the victims.
The message reads in part, “In the midst of the social and political upheavals in the country, the youth uprising against police brutality, the #ENDSARS protest, a major disaster occurred in my home state of Anambra.
“Floods took over the homes, markets, schools, churches, and community centres in five local government areas. According to officials, over 20,000 people have been displaced and 7,000 are currently in relief camps in Anambra.
“For the people of Anambra East, Anambra West, Ogbaru, Ayamelum and some part of Awka North LGAs, life as they know it has been drastically altered as a result of this disaster.”