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Published On: Wed, Jun 19th, 2013

United Nation Promises to Assist Delta State Flood Victims, Hails Uduaghan’s Assistance

(R-L) Delta Governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, UN Under Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coodinator, Baroness Valerie Amos, Ex-Minister of External Affairs Senator Ike Nwachukwu And Delta State Deputy Governor Prof Amos Agbe Utuama

By Oghenekevwe Laba, Asaba
LAGOS JUNE 15th (URHOBOTODAY) The United Nation has promised to assist Delta State flood victims in last year flood disaster, just as it praised the effort of Delta State Governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan in cautioning the plight of the flood victims.
Giving the assurance today in a town hall meeting held at the Event Centre, Asaba, Delta State, United Nation Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Co-Ordinator New York, Baroness Valerie Amos promised that the United Nation would work both in medium and long term with Delta State government to look at measures at which to get the resources at which to ameliorate the suffering problems of Delta State flood victims.

Piqued by the dilemma of the flood victims which was shown in a documentary film during the town hall meeting, Valerie who was close to tears as she washed flood sweeping away peoples’ houses, farmland and school buildings among others confessed that it was clear that the flood had a devastating effect on the victims, just as she assured that UN would make sure that such disaster did not occur again by providing the necessary technical assistant to prevent its future occurrence.
Expressing her gratitude to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for salvaging the victims from the pang of death and suffering by providing the necessary assistant in term of relief materials, medicare and other supports as expressed by the victims who spoke during the town hall meeting and as also shown in the documentary, Valerie said, “ I share your concern. Confessional statements by the flood victims truly revealed that you have made a modest assistant to the victims. I can see the confident they have in you for supporting them. We will work with you to ensure that such disaster would be prevented or reduce to minimal level in future. We want to see how we can work together to provide assistant to the victims and prevent future impact of such dilemma’.
It would be recalled that in 2012 a devastating flood over ran some parts of Delta State in which no fewer than 700 communities were submerged with no fewer than 500 people displaced. The state government immediately went into action by inaugurating Flood Victim Evacuation Committee headed by the Delta State Deputy Governor Professor Emos Utuama. He ensured that over 50,000 victims were fed daily, good accommodation provided for them including good medicare and other social amenities.
Hon Oma Djebah immediate paste Commissioner of Information of Delta State and Senior Adviser to Delta State Governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan on Foreign Relation, who facilitated the coming of her visit commended the United Nation Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator New York, Baroness Valerie Amos for coming to see things for herself.
He said her coming has clearly indicated that the office of the Under Secretary is committed to the vision of taking Delta State to the world and bringing the world to Delta State. He said her visit is the demonstration of that vision.
Present at the Town Hall meeting were Delta State Governor Delta Emmanuel Uduaghan who was the Chief Host, United Nation Under –Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Co-ordinator Baroness Valerie Amos who was the Special Gust of Honour, Ex-Minister of External Affairs, Senator (Gen) Ike Nwachukwu (RTD) the Chairman of the occasion, Senior Adviser to the Governor on Foreign Relations, Hon. Oma Djebah the host and other dignitaries.
Urhobotoday will give you a comprehensive report with pictures in future date

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