Anambra assembly asks contractor to accelerate work on Uruagu Nnewi erosion control project
By Sunny A. David
The Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Environment has charged the Contractor rehabilitating Uruagu Nnewi Erosion site to expedite action on the project.
The Committee made the call when they visited the erosion site as part of their oversight responsibility.
Our correspondent was there and reports that when the Committee visited the site, men of the firm handling the project were seen discharging their duties as materials were readily at their disposal.
The Committee inspected the erosion site which has caved in residential buildings and also threatening to cave in other buildings very close to it and expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done so far.
They also inspected drainages being constructed inside the erosion for the channelization of flood to its base.
Speaking to journalists after inspecting the project site, the Chairman House Committee on Environment, Honourable Edward Ibuzo, commended the firm for working according to specification and Governor Willie Obiano for mobilizing them to site.
He however asked the firm to safeguard the works it has already done to prevent it from being washed away by the rains.
On his part, the Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Honourable Lawrence Ezeudu, announced that the Committee will visit all the erosion sites in the State where work is on going to ascertain if the contractor handling them are working according to specification, adding that they will not hesitate to expose construction firms doing shoddy jobs in the state.
The Project, Manager, Mr. Ferdinand Clem’s said that they are working hard to complete the project before the rainy season sets in and appreciated the community for making their work easy by cooperating with them.