RIVERS STATE – The staff and students of Community Secondary School (CSS), Lueku and its environs in Khana Local Government Area, have been completely sacked by flood.
This ugly incident happened barely a month after resumption of new academy session.
The school vicinity including staff and classrooms has has been taken over by flood.
All efforts to speak with the staff and students proved abortive as they were unavoidably absent due to the natural disaster.
One of the victims, Mr Loveday, 41, expressed sadness over the effects of the flood on his home and his family.
“l lost properties worth thousands of Naira and am completely stranded with my family right now, I don’t know where to start from right now,” he lamented to a journalist.
A 63 year old clergyman in the community who begs to remain anonymous stated that this is the highest of its kind in a very long while.
He called on the government and all relevant agencies saddled with the task of environmental management to be pro-active and stop showing laxity to the protection of lives and properties of the citizens, which is the primary responsibility of government.
“It baffles me that no victim have received any form of sympathy from any quarters, indeed, it’s terrible,” he bemoaned.
Speaking further, he appealed for immediate response to the situation pending the resumption of academic activities.
“They should remember that this school shares same academic calendar with other schools that are in session right now,” he stressed.
The Special Assistant, SA to the lawmaker on media, Mr. Marvin Lezor, who accessed the menace, confirmed the ugly situation and sympathized with all victims.
“My boss, Hon. Prince Ngbor, your representative is very much concerned about your present predicaments and have asked to come and get some evidences; thus, he will ensure proper follow up and response in due course…hopefully, we will get positive developments,” he added.
Some of the victims present thanked the lawmaker for his concern and unanimously called on the government and the departments in-charge to listen to him and come to their aid.