The Delta State Government says it would ensure that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the IDP Camps across the State are well catered for.
The Commissioner for Bureau for Special Duties and Co- Chairman of the 2019 Flood Management Committee, Mr Mofe Pirah gave this assurance when he along side with the Commissioner for Special Duties Government House, Hon Henry Sakpra inspected facilities at some IDP Camps in Patani,Ozoro, Ashaka and Kwale communities.
Mr Pirah said the essence of the visit was to inspect facilities on ground in the various IDP Camps and to get first hand information on the status of inmates with the view to address any challenge that might be observed and tackle same immediately.
At SO Olotu Camp along the Ughelli Patani Road, Mr Pirah said he was pleased with the facilities at the Camp and said there would be need to create another camp from the existing one as the first camp was gradually becoming over populated.
He called on the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) officials in the Camp to ensure that they devise a means to filter out impersonators as some of the persons who claimed to be displaced persons were not.
The Co- Chairman of the 2019 Flood Management Committee and his team also visited Ozoro IDP camp located in Alaka Grammar school, Ozoro,Ashaka IDP camp located in the skill acquisition center in Ashaka the IDP camp in Kwale located in Utagba-Ogbe technical College, Kwale where he also expressed his satisfaction with the facilities in the camp and admonished the SEMA officials to be diligent in their duties and not to see it as an opportunity to enrich themselves.
Mr Pirah and his team also visited Abari community in Patani Local Government Area to ascertain the flood situation in the community, where he enjoined the people to be calm as the state government would quickly mobilise relief materials to the community and set up a camp there.
Speaking also during the visit the Commissioner Special Duties Government House Hon Henry Sakpra who also is the Chairman Sub – Committee on Transport and Electricity of the 2019 Flood Management Committee assured the IDPs that the State Government would do everything possible to mitigate the challenges they are being faced with as a result of the flood that took over their communities, while admonishing them to be law abiding during their stay in the Camp.
Hon Sakpra said the Sub- committee on Transport and Electricity had ensured that relief materials allocated to the various camps were dispatched on time, while also stating that steps had been taken to ensure all IDP camps across the State were properly lighted so as to ensure security in the