Federal Government of Nigeria has commissioned Umunze erosion/flood control and road improvement works in Orumba South LGA, Anambra State.
This was observed when Honorable Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, stormed the community on Monday and commissioned the project (Umunze erosion/flood control and road improvement works in Orumba South).
The Minister of State was accompanied along with the State deputy governor, Nkem Okeke, community leaders.
The full keynote address of Minister of state for Environment at the commissioning of Umunze erosion/flood control and road improvement works in Orumba South reads –
“I bring you warm regards from His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari on the memorable occasion of the commissioning of this laudable Project of the Umunze erosion/flood control and road improvement works in Orumba South LGA Anambra State Nigeria.
“The project is Executed by the Federal government of Nigeria
through the Ecological Fund office (EFO) in the Office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (OSGF) for the benefit of this great Community and its environs.
“This project which is one of the nineteen (19) Nigeria Ecological intervention Projects for the first Quarter of 2018 was approved by President @MBuhari and was awarded by the Federal Executive Council in July, 2018.
“The Project is expected to check Gully Erosion menace in the Community and it’s environs.
“The age long problem of Gully Erosion and Flooding in this part of the country cannot be overemphasized.
“I have no doubt in my mind that this Nigeria government intervention will bring huge relief to this community which have for a very long time been stressed by these ecological challenges.
“I am highly honored to be associated with the commissioning of this project as a Special Guest of Honour because the approval of this project by President Buhari is a testimony to the present administrations promise that no part of the country will suffer neglect owing to its geographical location or political consideration.
“To further consolidate on the gains of this giant stride, the Nigeria’s government execution of projects across the country also demonstrates the sincerity of purpose of Buhari‘s led administration towards entrenching justice, equity and fair play to all and sundry.
“Distinguished guests, having successfully completed this project the living standard of the people in this Community and its environs would be enhanced.
“This will at the same time reduce dangers to lives and properties associated with Erosion and persistent Flooding that had been experienced in recent times.
“I wish to use this medium to deeply congratulate the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF) Mr. Boss Mustapha and his team at the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), the Project Contractor messers Harris and Dome Nigeria Ltd as well as Project Consultant, messers Salpa Ltd for their commitment in ensuring timely and speedy completion of the project.
“I must also not fail to extend the appreciation of federal to the state Government as well as good people of their community for your Co-operation and provision of ran our free environment during the course of the project by preventing indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the drainage channels. It is the responsibility of this community to own and maintain the project to ensure sustainability.
“On behalf of Federal Government, i hereby formally commission and hand over this project to the community. May God bless you all”.