Eluama-Uruala Erosion: Governor Hope Uzodinma has promised to deliver the multi-billion Naira erosion site located at Ideato North Local Government of Imo State, under construction by Arab Contractors.
The project which is under the aegis of Nigeria Erosion and Water Shade Management Project (NEWMAP) hopes to largely curtail the menace caused by erosion in the state.
Addressing newsmen after visiting the erosion site and other road projects in the area, Uzodinma expressed gratitude to President Buhari, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the World Bank “for bringing the massive intervention programme which will address one of the most devastating erosion problems in Imo State.”
“I thank President Muhammadu Buhari for showing genuine concern on how to deal with the Eluama-Uruala erosion menace threatening the livelihood of communities in that part of the State.”
He added that “The visit was important because it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that the project is carried out according to specifications and design so that when completed, Imo people and Nigerians in general will get value for their investment.
“I am impressed with the presence and work so far done by the contractors, but there is the need for the supervisory mechanism to be strengthened so that the contractor will be able to move the work faster and meet the expectations of the project as envisioned.
“On the side of government, we will encourage the contractors to deliver the project on agreed time by showing more commitment.
“I have directed the supervisory Consultant to put the necessary mechanisms in place that will facilitate the jobs. This will ensure prudence and proficiency that go together.
“The project will be delivered in 24 months.”