Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Hope Rises in Anambra As Senator Uche Ekwunife Leads Senate Committee on Works on Inspection Tour







Senator Iyom Uche Ekwunife, Senator representing Anambra Central has led Senate Adhoc Committee on Works to Anambra State to inspect the federal highway and the
erosion devastated sites.
 
This was as result of the joint outcry by the people of Anambra State and the motion moved by Iyom calling for immediate intervention of the federal government on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway which has collapsed completely as well as assistance in checking the increasing devastation of erosion in the state.

Senator Barnabas was leader of the delegation, and he expressed surprise at the extent of dilapidation on the expressway as well as the magnitude of erosion in the state. He raised the alarm for urgent attention to prevent continued fatalities in
the affected areas.
 
The inspection commenced from Amansea axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway through Awka to Nkpor road in spite of the difficulty they went through accessing the highway which had been described as a slaughter slab by Professor Emeka Anyaoku in 2009.
 
At Nkpor flyover where erosion had destroyed the dual carriageway with two service lanes completed by the federal government just two years ago, the Chairman of the Adhoc Committee decried the extent of devastation and urged the state government to write an application to the Ecological Office in Abuja immediately and access funds to embark on palliatives.

He also gave an assurance of strong
recommendations from the Senate for the actual
intervention from federal government.
The team also visited the Nanka Erosion site before
finally visiting the State Governor, Willie Obiano.
During their brief interaction, the Governor further
highlighted the challenges of the state with high hopes
of immediate intervention and he got more
assurances from the leader of the team, Senator
Barnabas Gemade.

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