FG completes Emadike shoreline project in Bayelsa
The contractor handling the Emadike Shoreline Project completion in Bayelsa State, Azike Dredging/Construction Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Azikel Group has completed the project.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was accompanied by the President of Azikel Group, Dr. Azibapu Eruani, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for awarding the project that actually save the community from the devastation of the 2022 ravaging flood.
Jonathan, who noted that his initial visit was at the stage of construction, stated that the completed project shows that the contracting firm deployed quality materials and professionalism to actualise the job.
He lauded the Azikel group for the quick completion of the shoreline project, adjudged the project as the best coastal embankments job in the Niger Delta with a durability that would span the next generation.
He also extolled the people of Emadike and Epebu communities for supporting the project towards completion, in a manner that no security threats was recorded, which is rare in the Niger Delta region until the project is delivered.
Recalling the conflict between both communities in the past, Jonathan commended the unity among them as demonstrated by the acting paramount rulers and chiefs of both communities.
He assured them that he would continue to liaise with government to extend the shoreline protection to Epebu community to strengthen the bonds inherent between the two communities.
Responding, Eruani said that riverine communities in the state and the Niger Delta are daily challenged by flooding and coastal erosion, while many had been sacked from their ancestral land.
He, however, noted that the antidote to save communities on the coastline is by embarking on massive shoreline protection, which will save environment and communities from extinction.