A woman from Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State was yesterday delivered of a set of triplets at a flood victims’ camp.
Though her identity was not revealed, it was learnt that the woman is
among those camped at Fr Joseph’s Primary School in Aguleri.
The widow of the late former Senate President, Dr Chuba Okadigbo,
representing Anambra North, Margery Okadigbo, relived her experience in
Awka, the state capital, when she visited the office of National
Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Mrs Okadigbo, who was in tears, said she wanted to ensure that the
relief materials from the Federal Government were distributed by the
The senator noted that the situation in Anambra State had gone beyond
party affiliation, saying it should be a collective responsibility of
everybody and not the governments alone.
She said the woman at the Aguleri camp delivered a set of triplets – all
boys – adding that the victims’ conditions were unbearable, especially
Mrs Okadigbo said: “I am a woman; I know the pains those people are
going through. Everybody has been swallowed up by the floods. This is
not a good entry for me, seeing my people dying.
“I have been moving around the seven local government areas in my
constituency, to ensure that the people are safe. The only local
government in my area, which is still free of the floods, is Oyi. The
other six are under water.
“Not only that, families are being separated as a result of the floods.
Many people will die of hunger and starvation. There is a problem in the
The senator said the National Assembly had called for a supplementary
budget because of the problem, adding that many victims would benefit
from the government’s relief package.
According to her, the floods may last longer than expected.
NEMA yesterday started the distribution of materials from the Federal Government at various camps in Anambra State.
NEMA’s South East Coordinator Dr Onimode Bamdele was injured when he was evacuating the victims.