Yesterday in government house, flood suspended government activities in some offices including the Press Unit and Ministry of Finance as staff were all about draining water from their respective offices for several hours, Cross River Daily reports.
Several structures and properties were damaged in course.
Reacting to the incident, the special adviser to the governor on technical matters, Eric Apo, in a statement said structural repairs would be carried out to repair the damages caused by the floods.
He said: “The flooding at governors office, ministry of finance and adjoining areas is caused by the blockade in its evacuation point that connects with the channel 1 drainage system around Big Qua axis and we as a government will work swiftly to ensure this is tackled.
“For example, the drainage system around the CRUTECH gate at Ekpo Abasi were blocked which caused sustained flooding for some weeks, when these were opened alongside the connecting drainage to the Ekpo Abasi axis of the channel 1 system, the problem was solved.”
He pleaded with residents of Calabar to desist from dumping refuse in drainage as this often leads to their blockade thereby preventing the free flow of water.