Anambra State: NASS Member urging the Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately take steps with a view to controlling the destructive erosion


Okaka OC- Onitsha 

A motion concerning the gully erosion that happened at Nkisi Alori and Obeleagu in Onitsha North local government area of Anambra State few years ago, pleading on federal government intervention to those remote areas that houses was collapsed do to the unfortunate incident in Onitsha North. 

Hon. Engr Idu Emeka Godwin urge the speaker of the house of Representatives Tajudeen Abbas to call on the ministry of environment, ecological fund office and any other relevant agency in the federal government to help control the gully erosion in Nkisi Alori and Obeleagu in Onitsha North Local Government of Anambra State.

Motion as stated by Hon.

Need to Intervene on the Perennial Gully Erosion Menace in Nkisi Aroli and Obeleagu Communities of Onitsha North/South Local Government Areas of Anambra State:

Hon.Idu Emeka G.O:

The House:

Notes that Section 14(2(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) provides that the security, safety and welfare of the people of Nigeria shall be the primary purpose of government and that the National Assembly is saddled with the task of making laws for the peace, order and good governance of the Federation;

Also notes that the issue of gully erosion is a significant concern in the Nkisi Aroli and Obeleagu Communities of Onitsha North Local Government Area, Anambra State;

Aware of the massive devastation and destruction of private and public buildings in the Nkisi Aroli and Obeleagu communities of Onitsha North Local Government Area in Anambra State has resulted in the loss of lives and properties:

Worried that the menace poses a significant threat to the communities, thus causing displacement and disruption of economic and commercial activities and the loss of ancestral homes and graves;

Also worried that despite efforts by successive State Governments,the erosion menace in the State is causing immense destruction to the lives and properties of residents in the area;

Concerned that since the rainy season began this year, numerous buildings have collapsed, leaving residents homeless, this devastation is beyond the state governmenr's capacity, thus, and requiring urgent intervention by the Federal Government.

Resoves to:

(i) urge the Federal Ministry of Environment, Ecological Fund Office and other relevant Agency of the Government to contain and stop the gully erosion in Nkisi Aroli/Obeleagu Areas of Onitsha North South Local Government Areas of Anambra State; and

(ii) mandate the Committees on Environment and Ecological Fund to ensure compliance.

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