In order to cushion the effect of flooding in communities in the state, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has released funds to the affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities.

The Chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Delta State Chapter, Hon. Itiako Ikpokpo disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Asaba.

The ALGON boss listed the affected local government areas to include Oshimili South, Aniocha South, Ndokwa East, Isoko North, Isoko South, Patani, Bomadi, Burutu, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Warri South-West and Warri North.

He said the affected Local Governments have started procurement of the food items and will soon commence distribution to the affected communities.

He appealed to the flood victims to be patient as help was underway.

“On behalf of my colleagues in ALGON, we thank our dear Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for the gracious release of funds to procure food items for flood victims in Delta State.

“I therefore appeal to our people to remain calm and patient as the various councils carry out the task of procuring and distributing the food items to the affected communities.

“It is our firm commitment to ensure that no one suffers on account of flooding as government is prepared to meet them half way,” Ikpokpo stated.