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Flood sacks workers from office in Asaba

Flood on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 prevented Delta State civil servants from accessing their offices at the Old Secretariat Complex on Summit Road, Asaba.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State

The flood followed Tuesday night’s downpour in the area.

The workers gathered at the entrance of the secretariat complex with their cars parked on Summit Road as flood took over the area.

The heavy rain, which started at 9pm, was accompanied with thunder.

It also wreaked havoc on the Okpanam Road which is under construction.

Junior Staff Quarters Road, Direct Labour Road and Jesus Saves Road were not spared, as flood took over them, hindering driving and trekking.

Some motorists abandoned their vehicles that plunged into flooded gullies and drains.

Some schools at the Oko Sixes, near Asaba, were submerged following the downpour.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had said his administration would partner with the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) to tackle flooding in the state.

Okowa gave the assurance in a keynote address at the 24th Annual General Meeting and Public Lecture of the Asaba Branch of the NSE on September 29 in Asaba.

Represented by James Augoye, the Commissioner for Works, the governor said the branch recently presented a report to the state government on how to tackle flooding.

Okowa, who said the report was receiving government’s attention, charged engineers and other professionals to look inward to proffer solutions to environmental challenges.

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