Flood submerges property worth millions of naira in Delta
Prince Andrew Edun, one of the worst hit flood victims and Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Jolandys Nigeria Limited, on Monday (May 24), expressed sadness over the situation, lamenting that since he had been operating in the area for the past 17 years, nothing of such magnitude of flood was ever noticed.
According to Prince Edun, the unexpected flood was caused by the abandoned drainage project in the median along NPA Expressway, Ugbuwangue, whereby contractors handling the job dug shallow drains, thereby obstructing water flowing to the appropriate channel.
He noted that as someone who has been paying his tax to both federal, state and local government, he doesn’t deserve such unnecessary suffering affecting his business.
Prince Edun, while lamenting the terrible situation, disclosed that his company had trained over 300 youths in interlocking, therefore, helped in complimenting the state government’s human capital development and “does not deserve such lack of attention to the flood affecting the area.”
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The affected flood victims appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to come to their aid by directing relevant agencies to come to the NPA Expressway opposite Warri Wolves camp and ascertain the flooding in area by opening the blocked channel causing the flood.
Prince Edun and others urged the Warri, Uvwie and Environs Development Agency, WUEDA, the Ministry of Environment, Warri South Local Government Council as well as other relevant agencies to visit the scene and proffer lasting solution to the flood before it causes more havoc to business centres and residents in the commercial metropolis of Warri and its surroundings.
By Nosa Akenzua