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Anambra lawmakers seek government’s help on erosion


Willie Obiano, Anambra State Governor.

Willie Obiano, Anambra State Governor.

As erosion threatens communities in Anambra, lawmakers in the state House of Assembly have called on the government to intervene.

The House yesterday urged Governor Willie Obiano to direct the Commissioner for Road, Chinwe Nwaebili and her Environment counterpart, Dr. Romanus Ejikeme to immediately intervene in addressing the erosion ravaging Enekwasumkpu-Obosi-and Ngbuka-Nkpor bypass.

Moving a motion, the member representing Idemili North Constituency Mr. Francis Mmegbuanaeze made the plea during a plenary session presided over by the Deputy Speaker Harford Oseke.

Mmegbuanaeze observed that Idemili North local council ranked fourth with over 34 erosion sites in the state.

He explained that the Ngbuka-Nkpor bypass was gradually becoming a death trap due to the collapse of the drainage system constructed a year ago.

The member representing Njikoka II constituency, Pete Ibida while supporting the motion, said the community deserved urgent attention because of its role as an economic nerve centre of the state.

The member representing Idemili South Constituency, Chuka Ezenwune noted that the devastating effect of the erosion had led to forceful migration of the occupants of the area and loss of property.

The lawmakers also urged the governor to order the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Paul Odenigbo to intervene in the menace by providing relief materials to those affected by erosion.

Imo State is reported to have about 1,000 erosion sites.

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