SAD! Isiukwuato-Okigwe Road In Abia Is Almost Gone
Erosion is increasingly becoming a tough problem to most communities in south-eastern Nigeria.
It has wiped out a portion of the Isiukwuato-Okigwe Road in Abia State, triggering fears that movement to and from communities around the location may be cut off totally.
As the ditch deepens and expands, the Governor of the State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu visited the site to have a first hand assessment of the erosion effect.
At the scene, he was visibly alarmed by the scale of the damage.
He then promised a quick remedial intervention which is to commence immediately to stem the tide and creation of alternative route.
Governor Ikpeazu also said more work would be done to ensure a permanent solution to the erosion challenge.
The Commissioner for Environment who was also at the scene with the Governor, said repairs would be initiated by the state government, after which it would send pictures to Federal Government agencies to access the ecological funds needed for such intervention.
He assured residents of the area that the quick intervention in the scary erosion disaster of Nkwonta in Isuikwuato Local government Area, meant that something would be done as soon as possible.