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Flood sacks schools in Delta communities

Primary and secondary schools were reportedly affected by the ravaging flood in in some communities in Delta State.

It was gathered that some of the schools sacked by the flood include, Ovrode primary school as well as virtually all schools in Ofagbe and Igbide communities in Isoko South Local Government Area.

The flood did not spare schools in Communities under Patani and Bomadi.

Many of the flood victims have relocated to safer abodes with their children who no longer go to school.

However, the Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa-led state government has tried to establish IDP camps across the State as well as provide relief materials to the flood victims.

Reacting to the incident, the Delta State Commissioner of Information, Mr. Ehiedu Charles Aniagwu, insisted that children are going to school.

Aniagwu, who is also the spokesman of the Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organization, said the State Government has established learning zones in the IDP Camps to avoid the “dislocation” of academic calendar within the camps.

He said,”We made sure that teachers go to the camps to teach. In some other places, we did what we call the merger school system. Maybe, some people were taken away. We also asked them to join some of their colleagues in other schools that were not impacted.”

Aniagwu also noted that the state government also put in place medical camps to cater for the health needs of the affected victims.

He said, “We have a medical team attending to them which is why it is easier for them to deliver there safely and they are also giving them normal what you may call intense. All paid for by the State Government. We took care of that. It’s not just the question of providing them accommodation and relief materials.”

Aniagwu also added that the state government recently organized an entertainment party for the flood victims at the IDP Camps.

“Some persons who don’t understand may want to say is that what they need? Yes. It’s part of what they need. We needed our people to be able to have fun even while they’re in camp because that way, they’re able to also think less of the pains they’re being subjected to by the flood,” he stated.

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