Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has appealed to the Federal Government for prompt intervention on the Onitsha-Owerri Road which has been abandoned and swept by erosion.
The road was duly inspected by the governor’s Chief of Staff, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, on Monday, expressing that state government is under emergency and cannot wait for the Federal Government intervention.
He noted that Anambra State has about one thousand damaged roads swept by gully erosion sites. He advised the federal government to declare a state of emergency on erosion menace in the state, pointing that the people of ndị Anambra, are being affected.
He said, “We have over 1,000 active erosion sites in Anambra State. This is just one of them. We are acting on an emergency.”
“Because the erosion at the Onitsha-Owerri road by Oba is a major devastation, we are not waiting for the Federal Government, even though it is their responsibility. “We are appealing to the Federal Government to quickly intervene and save this road from total collapse.”