' We Will Partner United Nations Agencies On Post Flood Disasters' Says Uduaghan

Source: pointblanknews.com

The Delta State Governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has called for technical and capacity building assistance to enable the state predict and manage flood disasters in the state.

Governor Uduaghan who said this today [15-6-13] in Asaba when he received in audience Baroness Valerie Amos, The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and /Emergency Relief Co-ordinator  in his office in Asaba explained that the state was preparing for the managment of the predicted flood for this year.

Dr. Uduaghan said 'the state reacted promptly in handling the last year's flood and post flood challenges especially the evacuation and rehabilitation of internally displaced persons. Now preparations are in top gear  to handle any flooding eventualities this year'.

He appealed for technical and capacity building assistance and cooperation from the United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Baroness Valerie Amos  for  officials handling flood issues in the state.

Explaining further, Governor Uduaghan said 'The assistance will improve the state ability to  predict flooding aand managing flooding challenges. It will also ensure improved management of  internal displaced persons and the flooded areas.'

In her address, Baroness Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General on Humanitarian Affairs said she was in the state to look at the consequences of last year flooding disaster in the state and seek for ways to partner with the state government on strengthening  disaster management in the state.

She promised to colloborate with government in ensuring quick responses to emergency situation