At least he did not hop on a plane en route to the US or any other country those governors now go to on the excuse of trying to woo investors. He did not go there in flowing agbada too – little gestures that show when the genuine interest of the people is lodged in the heart.
Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has also ordered the immediate release of N100 million to provide relief materials to victims of the flood-ravaged communities in Etsako Central, Etsako East, and Esan South East Local Government Areas of the Edo State, assuring that government will look for a long-term solution to avoid a re-occurrence in the future.
According to him, “What has happened is an act of God and no one can challenge the will of God. In other parts of the country, we have heard of the loss of lives, but so far we have not recorded any death. Let us pray that the river goes back to its boundary… as a government we will try as much as possible to reduce the hardship suffered by the people by providing relief materials. What we cannot change we will bear it.”
He continues, “President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government are concerned about this calamity.” Having flown in on an helicopter, Comrade Oshiomhole then rode in a canoe to get to the affected communities to see for himself the extent of damage done by the flood.