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Govt urged to tackle erosion in Anambra

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has urged the Federal Government to evolve measures toward tackling the erosion ravaging many communities in Anambra State.

Erosion Awka
Gully erosion threatens the Federal High Court premises in Awka, Anambra State

Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, the CLO Chairman in Anambra, made the call on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, Enugu State.

He said it would be fruitful for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to declare emergency on erosion in the state.

“Most erosion impacted sites in Anambra are expanding and deepening, the situation is worsening, especially with the rains,” Ezekwueme said.

The CLO chairman further urged the president to create a special funding arrangement to fight erosion in the state to save the people from serious environmental hazards.

Ezekwueme said a ministerial assessment visit to the state would enable the Federal Government to understand the plight of the people.

“The situation is pathetic, I urge the minister of environment to visit the state for an assessment of the situation,” he said.

Ezekwueme commended the Federal Government for completing the Zik’s Mausoleum after 14 years of neglect.

He further commended the Buhari-led government for the level of work on the Onitsha/Enugu dual carriageway and the Second Niger Bridge projects.

By Stanley Nwanosike 

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