Gov Willie Obiano, has reiterated that his administration is sincerely committed to addressing the numerous erosion challenges ravaging communities of the state.
The governor stated this while inspecting the damages caused by erosion on some roads in the state, at the boundary between Nnewi and Oraifite along Nnewi-Oraifite (Nkwo to Nkwo road) where erosion controls works have commenced.
The road had initially cut in two by erosion following torrential downpour, has been made motorable again by the State Government while other control works continue.
Gov Obiano who was accompanied to the site by the Commissioner for Works, Chief Marcel Ifejiofor explained that the visit was to see first hand the extent of damage done to the road by the gully and what has been done to check it.
He noted that with its ongoing intervention efforts on 12 erosion sites, the State Government has stretched its finances seriously but assured that as its resources improve, the administration would intervene in more erosion sites.
The governor also inspected control works on an erosion site at Uke axis of Nkpor-Ideani-Nnobi highway.
Speaking after inspecting the work, Gov Obiano acknowledged that although the road is a Federal Road, the state government had to intervene immediately because if left unaddressed immediately, the road may cave in completely before the Federal Government comes.
The President General of Uke community, Mr Ifedioranma Obi thanked the Governor for his prompt response to the challenge, adding that it goes a long way to reassure the people of government’s commitment towards their welfare.