The Chief Executive Officer of a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) RAHI Free Medical and Emergency Relief Outreach, Dr Chris Ekiyor has called on Nigerians from all walks of lives to come to the aid of flood victims nationwide.
He also urged the federal, state and local governments to share the responsibility of protecting their citizens from disasters and help them to recover early.
Dr Ekiyor stated this during a media chat while offering free medical services to flood victims in his community, Patani in Delta State under his RAHI Free Medical and Emergency Relief Camp Clinic. He also pledged his support for flood victims in communities along the East-West Road from Delta to Bayelsa State.
While highliting various challenges facing the impacted communities such as shelter, lack of potable water, inadequate food supply and poor access to health facilities, he called on spirited Nigerians to join hand with him to provide succour for ‘our brothers and sisters’.
‘It could have been anybody”, he stated.
Wassupnow had earlier reported that the floods which is still ravaging parts of the country have so far claimed 603 lives.
According to The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, the number of persons affected nationwide is 2,504,095. The number of those displaced nationwide is 1,302,589; the number of injuries is 2,407, and the number of deaths is 603.