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Ndi Anambra urged to avoid indiscriminate refuse disposal

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RESIDENTS of Anambra State have been urged to desist from indiscriminate disposal of refuse in order to safeguard the environment and compliment the state government’s beautification campaign.

Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, made the call while speaking as leader of a high-powered government delegation on a fact finding visit at some flood prevention facilities around Onitsha metropolis, encouraging ndi Anambra to key into Gov. Willie Obiano’s re-orientation and awareness creation that aims to inculcate environmental aesthetics and regeneration in the people.

According to the deputy governor, ndi Anambra has evolved over time to appreciate environmental dangers posed by indiscriminate disposal of refuse and garbage into drainage channels, which obstructs free flow of rain water and in turn causes flooding.

“You must dispose your trash appropriately, don’t block the drainage, once it is blocked, the water backs up and leave houses flooded,” he said.

Areas visited by the delegation of  Anambra State Executive Council include the Sacamori  which flows into River Niger which Dr. Okeke stated would be undergoing  dredging and desilting work.

Also speaking, Commissioner for Works, Marcel Ifejiofor said that work was in progress, adding that the team called to confirm how far the consultants complied with specifications contained in the contract awarded to them by his ministry.

“The contractor will mobilise to start from the first phase, which starts from the confluence of the Sacamori, Idemili River to River Niger and is about 4.5km. When that is done,the people will have respite and the area enjoy free flow of rain water,” Ifejiofor said.

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