Flood have taken over the Governor’s Office in Calabar, Cross River State. The flood followed the heavy down pour that occurred on Thursday.
The flood affected the central parking lots of the governor’s office, canteen, accounts department, technical offices and other offices in the complex. Investigations by our correspondent revealed that property worth thousands of Naira have been destroyed.
The property soaked in the flood included government and workers’ vehicles. A visitor to governor’s office who gave his names as Chief Augustine Ewa lamented that his car was soaked in the flood. “I was in one of the offices when the rain started.
Not knowing that the area I parked my car was flood-prone, by the time I came out, the entire area was flooded and my car was submerged and water entered the vehicle. I hired some persons to push the car out of the flood. It was a terrible experience,” he said. Another victim of the flood, Mr. Bassey Asukwo, also told our correspondent that his car was also soaked in the flood.
He said he parked his car at the parking lot and little did he know that behind the governor’s office main block, the entire area was flood prone. “Look at my car (pointing at a car soaked with rainwater), how will I leave this place,” he queried, adding, “I didn’t come with money to pay my way out of this place.”
When contacted on the development, officials at the governor’s office declined to comment on the flood but the Director General, Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Vincent Aquah said the Cross River State Government has taken proactive step towards mitigating the impending flood that may arise from the discharge of excess water.
-Edem Edem, Calabar