The Bishop of Onitsha, Anambra State, Dr. Owen Nwokolo, has not only raised alarm at the surging flood in flood prone areas but has appealed to the riverine communities living in flood-prone areas to relocate to places/camps provided by the government pending the time the rain subsides.
He noted that if they did that, it would help to avert a major flood disaster.
Nwokolo said that the appeal was informed by the previous experience in some parts of the country where he recalled that in 2012, life and property worth billions of Naira were lost to flood disasters.
Some communities in Anambra West and Ogbaru Councils of the state were recently ravaged by flood where some farmland and houses were lost in the process.
The Bishop on the Niger advised residents of the areas to heed the advice of meteorological experts on proactive measures against flood in some states in the country.