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Benue Governor Ortom begs FG for help as Flood submerges State

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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has called on the Federal Government for help after a massive flood has left the capital Makurdi and other parts of the state under water.

According to Daily Post, Ortom has asked the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), to liaise with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on helping those displaced find shelter.

Flooded areas include areas are Zone 4, Wurukum, Gebade, Nyinma, Ghana, Naka Road, Wadatta Gboko Road and Media village in Achusa, after a rain that fell from around 12.24 AM and lasted until 5 AM, Punch reports.

The governor lamented that the flood is happening at a time his state is finding it difficult to pay salaries.

He asked the FG to come to the states aid, and pleaded for support.

See photos of the flood below:

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9 Comments

  1. chick

    August 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Ortomatic Ortom, you are begging the fed govt for help which we all know you’ll embezzle when it gets to you. it’s really terrible here, I feel for people who have lost their homes to the flood.

    • Bia

      August 31, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      Why “beg”? I yam not understanding. Exactly what is the obligation of Gov to the citizenry in this fucked up coountry? Since Buhari has gone AWOL as usual should Osibadit not be in Makurdi to sympathise? Should Ortom not be providing relief materials/accomodation etc? This country is screwed.

  2. 3ples

    August 31, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    And why are you a governor? Pray tell “Gov Ortom”, what are your responsibilities/functions?

  3. zzzzzzzzzzz

    August 31, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    If it were news on Hurricane Harvey everyone would want to show they live abroad by posting comments, but now that is Benue no may are commenting. I know some will come after me for this

  4. nonye

    August 31, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    How can individuals help?

  5. Aderonke

    August 31, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    This is sad….so much sad news everywhere in the world. Hmmm there should be a legal and transparent NGO we can send support to?

  6. josdaily

    August 31, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Scary. Just as bad as Texas if not worse . that unpaid salary, I don’t understand. What of the monies the stat is allocated . Oga, bad planning don catch up with you. Now you have to server the people
    I hope you find a solution soon of the people should get rid of you

  7. b

    August 31, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    First off, what has the governor done about it? Nothing. Take a look at what’s happening in Texas, rescuing and all. Hands on deck. If what’s happing in Texas happened in Nigeria I’m sure we’d be counting thousands of bodies. We need smarter leaders.

  8. NaijaPikin

    September 1, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Please check out the ig handle “reachnigeria” . She’s posted a couple of options for folks to help iut

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