Abia Govt Pledges Commitment To Tackle Erosion In Ovom Community,Vows To Recover Assets


The Abia Government has announced its preparedness to combat the persistent erosion menace plaguing the Ovom community in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.


The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr Okey Kanu, made this known at Government House Umuahia,during a briefing on the outcome of this week’s State Executive Council Meeting chaired by Governor Alex Otti.


Prince Kanu emphasized the government’s determination to provide a sustainable solution to the erosion problem, with a focus on enhancing environmental management in Ovom and the entire state.

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The Commissioner noted that plans are underway by the state government to offer some relocation assistance to those directly affected by the erosion problem.

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“Meanwhile government has advised those whose homes are 10 meters away from the erosion site to move immediately.


“This is to ensure that they do not get caught up in the flash floods that may follow the erosion paths around the Ovom area.


“Details of such relocation and the logistics involved are being worked out”, he said.

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Prince Kanu also stressed the government’s commitment to reclaiming all public assets that have been unlawfully converted for personal use and added that is a top priority for the present adminstration government to recover government properties in the hands of private individuals.


The Commissioner stressed that the recovery of public assets and lands illegally converted to personal use would be “fully and duly enforced” by the state government.


“This exercise is ongoing and government is very committed to recovering every other asset that has been illegally converted,” Kanu added.

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