Paul Osuyi, Asaba
The Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp for flood victims at Ogbe-Afor Primary School, Asaba, Delta State has recorded the safe delivery of a baby girl by one Mrs. Chidinma Ismaila.
The baby was delivered with the assistance of the chairman of Delta State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Okobah, who doubles as Clinic Supervisor for the IDP camp.
Mother of the baby, Mrs. Ismaila, who appreciated God for safe delivery, also commended the state government for providing the camp with adequate facilities to cater for the needs of flood victims.
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Meanwhile, Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has donated relief materials including cash, bags of rice and items to flood victims at the temporary camp at the Julius Berger Construction site, in Asaba
Kachikwu who personally made the donation during a visit on Friday, sympathised with the flood victims, stressing that the Federal Government share their pain in what he described as a most trying period of their lives, and assured that government will consider resettling the victims.
“The people are living in shanties. They obviously need to be resettled. The federal government will support them. We will look into resettling people.
“I am here to see and understand the situation to enable us better intervene. The Vice President was here yesterday (Thursday). This is my personal contribution. It concerns me because it is in my soil,” Kachikwu said.
Chairman of the Camp, Chief Samuel Obi who received the items on behalf of the visibly elated members, commended Kachikwu for the effort.
He assured the minister of judicious use of the items even as he urged the government to intensify efforts in ensuring palliative measures for flood prone zones.