27 December 2012

Nigeria: Obi Blames Erosion On Improper Road Design

Awka — GOVERNOR Peter Obi of Anambra State has identified improper design of roads in the past in Anambra State as one of the causes of gully erosion in the state.

According to him, when roads were not properly designed, it often led to poor channelisation of flood water which consequently led to erosion.

Inspecting the Isulo erosion site which is already threatening to cut the Akpu -Ajalli-Isulo -Umunze road in company of the state deputy governor, Mr. Emeka Sibeudu and other top government officials yesterday, Obi said that part of the measures his government took on coming to power was to make it a must that any road built in the state would be properly designed with adequate drainage system linked to the right discharge points.

He explained that in view of the seriousness of the erosion threat in the area, the attention of the federal government would be drawn to it.

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