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Erosion shrinking Anambra landmass -Obiano

By Ezeike Obele, Nnewi

governor, Chief Willie Obiano has cried out about the gully now dras­tically reducing the landmass of the state.

Obiano stated at the weekend when he was inspecting ongoing work at the site in Umuog­bo community in Nnewichi-Nnewi in Nnewi North local government area. He noted that while other states were expanding by reclaim­ing lands in the sea areas, Anam­bra state was as a result of the menace of gully erosion not­ing that his administration was passionately committed to fight­ing the scourge.

Obiano said he came to the 3.8 km Umuogbo erosion site a year ago and promised to put an end to wanton loss of properties being witnessing in the commu­nity occasioned by gully erosion.

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The governor said that his administration was working on 14 erosion sites out of the 972 sites in partnership with the World Bank and NEW­MAP. He reassured the Nnewi community that work would be completed in the site by July 2019, as the contract was being handled by CGC Nigeria Limit­ed and had been fully paid for.

Obiano, therefore, urged the host community to give maxi­mum support and cooperation to the contractor so that the project would not suffer any setback.

A stakeholder in the commu­nity, Hon Soge Egbuna, while thanking the for his intervention, said the residents of Umuog­bo were sleeping with one eye open due to the problem of ero­sion menace. He reassured the governor that his people would provide enabling environment to enable the contractor complete the project on a record time.

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