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Anambra Assembly moves to save erosion-threatened communities



ANAMBRA House of Assembly, yesterday, called on the state government to step up erosion control interventions in communities under the environmental challenge in Orumba North Local Government Area.

  The call was made in a plenar,y presided over by Deputy Speaker, Paschal Agbodike, through a resolution passed after deliberating on a motion moved under Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Emeka Aforka, the Member Representing Orumba North Constituency.

  According to Aforka, there is need to urgently address the problem as residents of the affected community are at the verge of being displaced.

  “Erosion menace has been a recurring environmental problem in Anambra, which has placed the state as the most affected in the South-East. It has become necessary for me to notify the Assembly on the need to call on the governor to rescue Umuabiama in Ajali community before erosion takes over. The gully erosion has destroyed buildings and properties, and as such, rendered many occupants of the community homeless and bankrupt. Swift and urgent intervention in addressing the erosion menace will safeguard the lives and property of the people,” he said.

  Contributing, Member Representing Njikoka I Constituency, Timothy Ifedioranma, said that ecology was a major problem in the state and called for urgent intervention.

  “The safety and lives of people are at risk and government cannot turn blind eyes to their plights. They voted for this administration and they need to feel the impact of the government in that area,” he said.

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