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query_builder February 13, 2018 15:33:32

By John Ndu 

Obosi, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Gov. Willie Obiano has re-assured Ndi Anambra that his government will continue to intervene in deplorable conditions, especially erosion threatening people's lives.

Obiano said this while inspecting level of work at a major erosion site on Minaj-Onitsha Military Barracks Road, Odume Layout, Obosi, Anambra State. 

It was gathered that the erosion menace which occurred mid-last year destroyed many buildings and property, displacing residents in the area. 

The erosion, which was approximately 30 feet deep attracted the attention of Government last year, which acted promptly in commencement of reclamation work to control the menace. 

Gov. Obiano was elated that the menace had been fully controlled with a network of roads totalling about 6 km, being constructed to enable proper channelling of flood waters.

``What we are doing is to reclaim the land and save residents from the menace. It is one of my promises to better the lives of the people. We shall not relent on this. 

``The 6 kms of roads being constructed in the area will also be completed before the end of March to prevent the recovered road from relapsing to erosion.

``The contractor has been fully mobilised to site and has been mandated to deliver before the next raining season,’’ Obiano explained. 

The Commissioner for Road Infrastructure, Furniture and Maintenance, Chief Law Chinwuba, who re-called the havoc wrecked by the erosion, expressed gratitude to the governor for keeping to his promise in spite of the state's lean resources.

Chinwuba said government had engaged the services of experienced contractor, which explained why the job was delivered with high quality.

The Traditional Ruler of Obosi Kingdom, Igwe Chidubem Iweka, who led members of the youths, members of his cabinet and the community to welcome the governor, thanked him for his prompt response to their cry when the erosion struck.

He prayed God to grant him wisdom to continue to steer the affairs of the state in a manner that would affect lives of the people positively. 

The Site Engineer of the firm handling the project, Mr Issam Farah explained that they had completed the earthwork and promised to handover a completed project by the end of next March.