Flood Control: Delta Government clears Concrete Drains in Ika

As part of proactive measures to address the menace of flooding and the dire need to prevent gully erosion, the Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa's led


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Flood Control: Delta Government clears Concrete Drains in Ika
One of the drains being cleared

As part of proactive measures to address the menace of flooding and the dire need to prevent gully erosion, the Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa's led Delta State government has commenced the manual clearing of all concrete drainages and other water canals in Agbor metropolis, Ika South and Ika North East Local Government Area of the State.

The State government efforts according to the Honourable Commissioner for Environment, Barr. John Obukohwo Nani, will not only allow for a free flow of flood water to the Orogodo River but will drastically reduce the menace of flooding in the towns. He said the efforts will also reduce the vulnerability to soil and gully erosion which the area is associated with.

"The truth is that the poor sanitary conditions of our people despite government's continuous advocacy and awareness campaign is alarming and causing the state huge resources in terms of managing the resultant waste and the untold ecological impacts"

Hon. Nani stated that this crucial exercise will also reduce the siltation of the Orogodo River that was mechanically de-silted by the state government in the wake of the last flood crisis.

He noted that the Government committed huge resources to de-silt and define a part to aid the resumption of robust economic activities on the river adding that, "this huge investment of government will amount to nothing if drastic measure are not taken to clear all the concrete drainages and the various water canals that discharge at the Orogodo River."

Delta Commissioner for Environment, Barr. Jonh Nani supervising the project

 


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