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Gov Ugwuanyi orders palliative measures for flood-ravaged communities

By The Citizen
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Governor Ifeanyi  Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has ordered Arab

Contractors, the firm handling road projects in Nsukka Metropolis to

immediately take salvage measures  to check  adverse effects of the

recent heavy downpours  on communities within the construction

To this end, he instructed the engineers to construct a borrow pit

that would act as a collecting point for flood water generated by the

rains .in order to prevent it from causing havoc in Uwani Ugwu and

adjoining communities in the area.
Governor Ugwuanyi assured the anxious residents who gathered to

welcome him when he paid an unscheduled visit to witness the extent of

damage done by the rains, that a permanent solution would be provided

According to the governor, the engineers would redesign the road in a

way that would enable them to create a permanent channel for flood

He also asked the Director of State Emergency Relief Agency who was on

the spot to provide relief materials for those affected by the floods,

noting that it was the responsibility of government to ensure that the

welfare of her citizens is accorded priority.
He explained that the road construction works in the area is a

positive index of development, urging them to endure the temporary

pains caused by the effects rains pending the provision of the said

palliative measures.
Representatives of the affected residents who were on hand to receive

the governor and his entourage took turns to speak on the incident and

commended the governor for his prompt response to their cries.

In her response, the Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Council,

Prof. Rose Onah, thanked the governor for his quick action to salvage

the situation, pointing out that they owe him a debt of gratitude for

the measures he had so far taken to transform Nsukka Metropolis and

raise the standards of life of the people of the area.