Snake Plant & Flood Situations Initiative
First it was considered to be an isolated issue limited to settlements in the upper River Niger given the fact that flooding is a perennial occurrence in the lower River Niger. Virtually all the communities along the river bank such as Sagbama, Adagbabiri, Peretorugbene, Agbere, Ofoni, Ayamasa, Sabagriea, Igbedi, Famgbe, Yenaka, Ogu, Fortorugbene, Agbura, Aguadama-Epetiama, Oporoma, Ndoro, Tombia, Peremabiri, Elemebiri, Asamabiri, Angalabiri, Opokuma, Odi, Kaiama, Biseni, Gbarantoru, Tombia Amassoma and Ekeremor among others have been were submerged.
Sadly months after the floods, residents whose homes have been inundated with floodwater in the community are now facing the threat of deadly snakes as the flood swept out many reptiles and all sorts of animals who move into buildings to avoid the rising waters.Indigenes and especially corps members who are strangers to the community decried seeing different dangerous looking snakes around the Corpers Lodge so the Milk Basket founder swept into action by bringing snake plant stalks and seeds from the East which was planted in collaboration with the indigenes of the community.The Milk Basket then collaborated with the Nigerian Red Cross to give lectures on what to do before and after a flood.
Partner Organization: Nigerian Red Cross
Location: Odi, Bayelsa State
Category: Disaster/Flood Lectures
Beneficiaries: All Indigenes
Project completed: April 2014
Sponsor: Brothers Across Nigeria