Anambra State Chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo has called for support to victims of flood disasters in the State.
It made the call while donating the sum of N500,000 to the State government to help victims of flood in the State.
A delegation of the group led by its president general in the State, Chief Chukwuemeka Udodeme made the donation when they paid a courtesy call to the chief of staff to the governor, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi.
Udodeme said: “We understand what the flood victims are passing through and in the spirit of love and charity, we decided to help alleviate their sufferings.”
Ezeajughi, while receiving the donation, described it as an exemplary act from the group, saying that it was devastating to note that lives have been lost to the flood.
“It is very pertinent to say that this is an examplary act from Ohanaeze Ndigbo Anambra State to come to the aid of these vulnerable people.
“We call on other ndi Anambra and well meaning Nigerians to follow accordingly. Unfortunately, lives have been lost from this flood devastation but the State government set up many IDP camps spread all over the State to rescue the displaced persons.
“Sadly, the flood crisis is an annual occurrence in the State. We are calling on the Federal Government to build more dams to help the people in Anambra who reside in riverine areas”, he concluded.
Ezeajughi said the donation will assist in providing relief materials to persons displaced in seven Local Government Areas of the State