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Pres. Buhari promises to mitigate flooding

Site of one of the project. Pic: Omeiza Balogun/Radio Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will continue to deliver dividends of democracy that will better their livelihood.

President Buhari gave the assurance at the official commissioning of two Soil Erosion and Flood Control Projects in Agenebode, Estsako East Local Government, Edo State.

Represented by the Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Erosion and Climate Change, Senator Benjamin Uwaimogu, President Buhari, said his administration would not leave any stone upturned to spread development to all corners of the country.

He said his administration was committed at tackling cases of flooding and erosion across the country and hinted that various responding agencies have been mobilized to meet current challenges.

President Buhari who commended members of the community for their patience and support during the duration of the projects promised to immediately commence the process for the actualization of the second phase.

In a remark the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund Office, EFO, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Doctor Mrs. Habiba Lawal, represented by Director Soil and Erosion Control, Engineer Felix Okeke said the projects which were cited in two locations in Agenebode were designed to arrest the incessant erosion that ravaged the community with one of them threatening to cut off the community from the outside world.

He explained that the threat prompted the Senator representing Edo North Senatorial District, Senator Francis Alimikhena to approach the EFO for assistance.

He said the projects which ordinarily would have taken two years because of its volume was completed in less than six months taking into consideration its urgency.

In a remark, the Okumagbe of Iwanno Kingdom, His Royal Majesty George Oshapi the First, represented by High Chief Martins Ogbeida while thanking President Buhari for the projects said the gesture has shown the President’s commitment to delivering democratic dividends to the people.

The project which commenced in August, 2017 was completed in less than six months with the scope of work comprising the construction of re-enforced concrete drain of about one point four kilometer running across different locations in Agenobode.


Omoiza Balogun in Agenebode

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