No fewer than 3,000 households have been affected by an erosion menace ravaging Okohia Akwakuma in Owerri North council space of Imo state.
DAILY POST gathered that the affected households have been ordered by the federal government to right away relocate to keep away from lack of lives.
The state Commissioner for Atmosphere, Iyke Njoku who spoke to journalists on the difficulty disclosed that the federal government is contemplating brief, medium and long run measures to stop the slide from escalating.
He lamented that the state of affairs was past the state contemplating the dwindling financial state.
In keeping with him, Imo has over 300 erosion websites that are step by step being regarded into, stressing that one of the best for the inhabitants of those websites was to vacate the locations to keep away from calamity.
He mentioned, “we’re calling on the Federal Authorities, Ecological Fund Workplace and worldwide companies to come back to our assist to save lots of the locations from submerging.”
In the meantime, one of many affected individuals who spoke to newsmen (identify withheld) frowned on the lackadaisical angle of the federal government in proffering an answer to the menace.
“They’ve ordered us to relocate. The place are we going? Did they supply a spot for us to remain? The federal government ought to act quick and cease being insensitive to our plight. Our properties are being submerged by the gully erosion and the federal government is paying lip service.”s