Enugu Govt Moves To Control And Mitigate Impact Of Flooding, Sets Up Taskforce On Erosion Challenges

…As NiMet warns of flooding …warns residents against erecting structures on waterways By Ogechi Okorie The Enugu State Government has commenced the reinforcement of different means to address the imminent erosion and environmental challenges the state is predicted to face within the next couple of months, even as the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA) warned that parts of the state would be affected by flooding ranging from low to moderate-risk flooding. This development was disclosed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Chidiebere Onyia, on Friday in Enugu at a meeting with stakeholders and members of the taskforce constituted to assist the government to control and mitigate the impact of the flooding. While addressing members of the taskforce drawn from different professional agencies in the state such as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Enugu State Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA), Enugu State Ministry of Health, Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the Nigerian Red Cross Society, town planning authority, the chairmen of …

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