Erosion threatens Abia community menace, seeks govt intervention – Independent Observers

Erosion threatens Abia community menace, seeks govt intervention

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By Andy Chukwu

The residents of Ohuhu clan in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State have sent a distress call to the Federal and State governments to come to their aid as gully erosion is presently ravaging the community.

The community lamented that the gully erosion was already encroaching on Isi Okata and had almost cut off the clan from Umuahia, the state capital.

The residents urged both the Federal and Abia State Governments to urgently come to their aid by reclaiming the remaining portion of the road and to also check further encroachment.

The community is also condemning the alleged moves to relocate the permanent site of the National Open University of Nigeria from the Ohuhu Community Secondary School, Amaogwugwu, by the Federal Government.

The community’s stakeholders called on the university authorities and those plotting the relocation to return the school to its approved venue.

The community has also set up two committees to look at the various the issues facing it and tasked them with the mandate to interface with the state government and government officials of Ohuhu extraction.

The committees are expected to fashion out the quickest and most potent ways to resolve the issues by drawing the attention of both the federal and state governments to the menace and dangers of gully erosion in Ohuhu.

The committee on the erosion menace is headed by Chief Christopher Igwe with Lucky Akabuike, Mr Ejikeme Ikwunze, Sir R. N. Nwokocha, Chief O. C. Ajunwa and three others as members.

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