Yesterday, March 7, 2012, the Peter Obi administration officially flagged off the N1.2billion gully erosion remediation project at the Isiakpuenu erosion site at Amakor village in Nanka.
The people of Nanka who came out en mass to receive the Governor of Anambra State cheered the Governor as he officialy marked the start of the project – stating that no other governor had visited the people of Nanka as many times as the governor had done since he became of Anambra State.
Along with the people of Nanka were the Igwe of Oko, Prof Laz Ekwueme who spoke glowingly of the Governor – for his efforts in ensuring that the project as brought to the attention of the federal government and the international community [World Bank]. Igwe Laz Ekwueme narrated how he had sent a Save Our Soul [SOS] SMS text message to the Governor of the threat posed by the Isiakpuenu gully erosion to the people of Oko. He stated that the quickness of the governor to respond was impressive for him and the people of Oko.
On the same page, the Anambra State Commissioner of Environment, Dr. Egbebike told the people of Nanka that more remediation work will be on the way. He revealed that the governor has opened new dialogue with the federal government on expanding the work to be done at the site. He indicated that the monies required may increase from N1.2billin to N5billion. While concluding his speech he asked the people of Nanka to appreciate the efforts put in by the governor of Anambra in ensuring the project comes to fruition.