BY OROUNA JOSEPH
The Chairman in the Community, Mr Christopher Kemasuode made the call after erosion washed away the Community seawall last week thereby causing fear on the populace in the Community.
Mr Christopher said, in the year 2009, in front of Ekpiekiri Primary School seawall also washed away by the same erosion thereby causing serious flooding during flood season because nothing has been done on that.
He said, there were abandoned heavyweight Reno mattresses and granite which belong to NDDC meant for the construction of sand filling and shore protection (pilling) in the community since 2012 were kept in the eroded part.
Mr Christopher said, when he noticed signs of erosion from the beginning, he put a call to the contractor in charge of the project to quickly come and evacuate the properties before things get out of hand. Mr Christopher said the contractor could only evacuate a few of the pilling Reno mattresses and leave many behind including the granite.
Also speaking, the Secretary in the Community Comrade Joseph Z Navy describe the situation as a natural disaster that can escalate if a drastic step is not taking to curtail further escalation.
Comrade Joseph said, although the heavyweight Reno mattress and the granite also contributing factors for the erosion.
Comrade Joseph said it is certain that the eroded part of the seawall will be a channel in which water will flow into the community to submerge all the buildings.
We, therefore, appeal to FG, the board of NDDC and Delta State Govt to intervene as the erosion will cause serious flooding.
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