The Delta state government said it is saddened at the recent rains that have caused flooding across the state and Asaba the state capital in particular, where flood control measures are ongoing.
In a statement signed by the functioning permanent secretary in the ministry of information, Mr. Paul Osahor, and made available to journalists, the government expressed concern over the untold hardship road users and residents have been subjected to as a result of the flood.
The statement said that while it cannot be explained away that the floods are only natural in the face of the low lying nature of the capital city, the delay in the completion of the storm water projects had not helped to bring the desired succour as envisaged, saying even though the linkages in other storm water projects already completed to the streams and rivers ensured that the flood receded fast after the heavy rains.
It said the state government regrets all inconveniences the present flood situation must had caused road users and residents in general and appealed for calm, explaining that it had intensified efforts to ensure that the contracting firm handling the remaining parts of the storm water projects along Okpanam and DBS Roads completed work soonest.
The government reassured Deltans and residents in the state of its commitment to ensure that the menace of flood was addressed head-on and bring lasting succor to the people.