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NIMET Prediction: Anambra Govt Commences Accessment Of Flood Prone Communities .


WRITTEN BY KENECHUKWU CHUKWUDI



The State Commissioner for Road Construction, Furniture and Maintenance Engineer Marcel Ifejiofor,


with key members of his Ministry and Ministry of Environment have commenced spot assessment of flooded and erosion prone communities in the state.


The team visited Ifite-Igboezunu road, off Aguleri junction, Anambra East Council Area, where drainage blockage especially around the Day Maker filling station and market is affecting free flow of water.


The team later proceeded to Amaigwe side, Duty Oguguo Street close to the Omambala River and Augustine Idigo Street where erosion was threatening buildings close to the river bank and roads under construction, as the flood has started creating its own channel.


At the Idemili North Council Area, the team visited Mgbemena street, Awada Obosi, where the road under construction has been devastated by the flood making vehicular movement difficult and as well as posed threat to structures close by.


The group also visited St. James Anglican Church, Awada, where part of the perimeter fencing was affected by the flood .


Speaking after the tour, Commissioner Ifejiofor noted that the visit was ordered by Governor, Willie Obiano, due to the urgency it required as palliative measures will be immediately put in place, pending the end of the rainy season when a permanent solution would be provided.


He attributed the ugly development to climate change, and called on the Federal Government through relevant agencies to assist the state.


The President General, Awada Central Land Lords Association, Mr. Paul Chinedu, appreciated the Governor for harkening to their cries for help saying that their condition requires urgent attention to avoid it escalating to other buildings.


The team also visited the Nkpor- Umuoji- Ideani road to assess the erosion menace threatening the road at several portions and inspected the Obiaja River which overflew its bank, covering another section of the road at Oil Mill.

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