Delta State Chairman,National Youth Council of Nigeria NYCN Comrade Kenneth Okorie has commiserated with Nigerians that lost dear ones and valuables to the ravaging flood across the country.
Comrade Okorie who stated this in a press statement said the 2022 flood has claimed over 600 lives,rendered millions of Nigerians homeless and also destroyed properties and goods worth billions of naira.
He said because of the flood,agricultural farms have been destroyed posing a great danger to food supply while there is likely going to be outbreak of diseases.
The youth leader called on government at all levels,stakeholders and well meaning Nigerians to synergize in the upkeep of persons in Internally Displaced Peoples camps and also put measures to combat outbreak of diseases that may be part of the disaster.
Comrade Okorie said it was disheartening that most persons who died in their homes and communities due to the flood ignored the warnings of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency.
He called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency embark on building of dams,desilting of major rivers and canals to accommodate more volumes of water when neighbouring countries open their dams.
He lauded Nigerians who have donated towards the daily feeding and upkeep of those sacked from their homes by the flood and equally called on multinational companies and donor agencies to follow suit as more hands were needed to put smiles on the faces of flood victims.
On the post flood plans,he advocated for a more enduring incentives from federal and state governments towards empowering flood victims to take off when they return to their homes as the impact of the flood was too devastating on victims and their means of livelihood.
He expressed joy that the Delta State Government has established 11 holding camps across the state and has also been feeding them and provided health facilities to keep the people healthy while they stayed in the camps.