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Respite for Imo communities as FG commissions Erosion site



Communities in Imo State threatened by Gully Erosion, will soon a sigh of relief following the commissioning of the Obowo/Ihitte Uboma Gully Erosion Control Works in Isiala Mbano Council Area of the State by the Federal Government.

The Project was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said that it is the 16th  Federal Government ecological intervention projects for the fourth quarter of 2017 that were approved by February last year which was awarded by the Ecological Fund Office Tender’s Board (EFOTB) in April last year.

The President who was represented by the Minister of Technology,  Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, expressed optimism that the project would recover gullied arable land as well as  check flooding and the menace of gully/soil erosion in the communities.

He lamented the lingering problem of gully erosion in the Southeast part of the country, adding that the intervention of the Federal Government will usher huge relief to the communities which have been grappling with ecological challenges

According to him, the approval of the project would further consolidate on the gains of giant stride of his administration and demonstrates the sincerity of the APC led administration in the country.

He expressed optimism that the successful completion of the project would in no small measure improve the living standard of the people of the communities and its environs, adding that it will reduce the dangers posed to lives and properties as a result of the erosion menace.

The President further underscored his administration’s determination to continue with the implementation of all genuine government policies, agreements and contracts at both National and International levels which are aimed at laying a solid foundation for a prosperous nation.

Welcoming the President, the Senator representing Imo North, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu,  described the completion of the project as a dream come true.

He expressed satisfaction that one of his campaign promises made to the people of the area have been fulfilled.

The Senator  stated that it was  “unfortunate that the PDP administration in the state in the last 16 years actually failed the Okigwe zone by not being able to cite one single project to the zone”.

According to him some of the roads projects and other projects in Okigwe and in the South East abandoned by the PDP led administration in the country including the railway among others have been reawarded and completed by the President Buhari led APC administration.

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