Hon. Chidi Mark Obetta Decries The Menace Caused By Flooding In Alor-Uno, Enugu State
The Honorable member representing Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency, Chidi Mark Obetta, has decries the menace and resultant gully erosion in Alor-Uno Community of Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency.
This he raised in his motion titled: Need to Intervene in the Flooding Menace and Resultant Gully Erosion in Alor-Uno
Community of Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency.
Hon. Chidi lamented that the re-occurring menace of flood in Nigeria with attendant devastating impacts on human livelihoods and infrastructural development needs to be attended to urgently.
While leading the debate, The Law Maker said “the people of the Community in Nsukka Local Government Area are presently
battling both the menace of flooding and the resultant effect of gully erosion and this ugly
development poses a great threat and challenge to the continued habitation of their ancestral home.
“the major contributory factors to the flooding menace and gully erosion in the Community is the haphazard and uncompleted drainage constructed by the Enugu State government
which collects rainwater from the urban uphill residential areas of Onu-lyi Nsukka and deposits same
in Alor-Uno Community where no drainage systems were put in place to direct the path of the water and it consequently ends up in people’s homes and farmlands.
“the need to act urgently on this matter to save the people of Alo-Uno Community from
further internal displacement and environmental degradation, he said
In adopting the motion, the House mandated the Committees on Environment, Works, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness (When Constituted) to take a tour of the affected areas to ascertain the level of damages done, liaise
with relevant MDAS with a view to proferring informed and lasting solutions to the situation.