Erosion: Enugu Govt Seeks FG’s Intervention


The Enugu State Government has called on federal government to urgently intervene in the gully erosion at Amauzam, Enugu Ngwo Community in Enugu North Local Government Area of the state.

The appeal, however, came on the heels of the recent incident which has been threatening to sack some homes.

Enugu State Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Amb. Fidel Ayogu, who visited the site in company of the chairman of the council area, Hon. Isaac Igwe and the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the governor on Special Project, Dr. Josef Umunnakwe Onoh, disclosed that they were at the site on the instruction of the state governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to take a comprehensive survey of the erosion site for urgent intervention.

He noted that the menace had been in existence prior to the inception of the present administration.

He stressed that the incident requires the intervention of the federal government through the ecological fund or other related interventions for adequate control and management.

The huge amount of money required to tackle the problem, was not within the resources of the state government.

While sympathising with the people of the community on the ugly development, the commissioner assured them that the state government would do all that are required to ensure that the problem was tackled for safety of lives and property.