Anambra canvasses FG’s partnership to curb erosion…

Written by on March 31, 2023

For taking about 35 percent of the South-Eastern States land space, Anambra State has vowed to partner with any organisation including the Federal Government to combat erosion menace in the state.

Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has said the state will emulate Lagos State by reclaiming its land lost to gully erosion.

According to the governor, Anambra is the erosion capital of the world with over 35 per cent of the South-Eastern state’s land space under existential threat due to erosion and other environmental challenges. He said the problem has persisted for a very long time and was compounded by the soil nature as well as poor drainage planning that makes it difficult for gullies to find a final termination point.

The situation has made flooding and landslides a frequent occurrence in the state but Soludo said his government was prepared to tackle the problem headlong.

During his submission, Soludo hinted that Anambra needs to follow the example of Lagos State which has the smallest landmass in the country but is successfully reclaiming the Atlantic.


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