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The people of Ogbaru and Onitsha North Local Government Areas have commended Governor Willie Obiano for responding promptly to the threats of flood disaster in their areas this rainy season.

They gave the commendation during the Early Warning Interactive Sensitization Meetings for Flood Prone Local Government Areas by officials of the Anambra State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA. 
Addressing the people, the Executive Secretary of the agency, Chief Paul Odenigbo, explained that even though this year's flood is not expected to be in the same magnitude as the 2012 deluge, there is need for vigilance on the part of the citizenry and government.
Chief Odenigbo reiterated the preparedness of the State government to give succour to likely victims of the impending flood disaster.
Also speaking, an Executive Director in SEMA, Chief Cyril Agupugo stressed the need for the people to quickly relocate to safer grounds as soon as it becomes absolutely necessary.
Chief Agupugo equally enjoined participants in the sensitization exercise to carry the message to the hinterland of both local government areas so as to thoroughly inform the masses of the impending danger.
The Transition Committee Chairmen of both local government areas, Messrs Arinzechukwu Awogu and Patrick Agha-Mba, called for the establishment of Emergency Shelters especially at Okpoko and some communities in the area.
They also promised to mobilize the people of their Local government areas to brace for the consequences of the likely flood menace.
The Early Warning Interactive Sensitization meetings between stakeholders of the two local government areas and SEMA officials was graced by town union executives and other concerned citizens.

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