The Forum of Delta State NGOs has send a save our soul (SOS) message to the
World Bank workplace in Abuja to urgently start building works on the
5 chosen erosion and flood devastated websites in Delta State.

The discussion board additionally appealed to the Delta State Government to place equipment in
place in direction of pressuring the World Bank workplace in Abuja to expedite motion
within the completion of the intervention venture.

According to the discussion board, the affected websites situated in Owanta-Midoma, Jesse,
Ubulu-Uku, Ukwu-Nzu and Obomkpa ought to be given pressing consideration to save lots of
lives and properties, and put a halt to additional deterioration of the si6tes
owing to the approaching of the wet season.

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Speaking to journalists in Asaba, the Coordinator of the Forum, Deacon
Okezi Odugala and Secretary, Chief Greg Osamenjor, mentioned that current subject
evaluation visits to the 5 websites confirmed that there was an pressing must
start remediation and building actions to test the escalating
erosion and flood menace ravaging the websites which they mentioned was already
posing hazard to the inhabitants and their livelihood.

They revealed that many homes had been destroyed, lives misplaced, companies
closed down, farmlands washed away, lamenting that the state of affairs had
contributed adversely to poverty and well being challenges to the people residing
within the surroundings.

The discussion board thanked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for graciously releasing the
state’s counterpart fund of N500 million for the venture since 2016 and the
Commissioner for Environment, Chief John Nani, for finishing up the wanted
capability constructing and technical research for venture impacted communities,
in direction of delivering a sustainable venture.

While additionally appreciating the World Bank for choosing Delta State to profit
from the Nigeria Environment and Watershed Management Programme (NEWMAP)
geared in direction of environmental safety and sustainable improvement in
Nigeria, it warned that the approaching rains would make all of the efforts put in
place to go to waste on account of the delays in commencing the venture

The discussion board referred to as on all stakeholders to companion positively to see to the
speedy implementation of the erosion and flood management intervention
initiatives within the 5 chosen communities within the state towards replicating
in additional communities, advising {that a} sew in time saves 9.


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