Akwa Ibom State Government has directed the chairmen of 15 local government areas prone to flooding to build camps for rescue of victims in view of anticipated flood.
The State Flood Sensitisation Campaign Team led by the Director of Administration, Deputy Governor’s Office, Mrs Ekaette Ekanem, gave the directive yesterday at Itu centre of the campaign.
It was learnt that the state government had already categorised the 15 flood prone local government areas (LGAs) into four groups for purpose of the sensitisation.
The Oron group will comprise Oron, Udung Uko, Mbo, Urue Offong/Oruko and Okobo LGAs while Ibeno group or centre will make up of Eket, Esit Eket, Onna and Ibeno LGAs.
The LGAs in Ikot Abasi group or centre are Mkpat Enin, Eastern Obolo,Ikot Abasi while Itu centre comprises Uruan, Ibiono Ibom and Itu LGAs.
Ekanem said that the state government was working towards providing relief materials to victims of flooding that would be identified by the local council authority during the emergency.