Flooding Challenge In Asaba, Environs To Be Tackled Soon, Nani Assures

THE Delta State Commissioner for Environment, Hon John Nani, has assured that the challenge of flooding in Asaba and its environs will soon be a thing of the past.
Hon Nani, who gave the assurance while inspecting the underground drainage project along Okpanam and Anwai roads in the capital city, appealed to residents to be patient as the state government was doing everything possible at tackling the problem.
He expressed worry over the level of flooding whenever it rains, saying that the state government was not relenting in its effort at finding a lasting solution, hence the renewed commitment to completing the comprehensive drainage project that was started by the immediate past administration in Asaba.
The Environment Commissioner charged the contracting firm handling the project to expedite work on it for early completion of the job and directed that the completed parts be cleaned up.
Hon Nani stressed the need for constant clearing of the water channels to allow free flow of water to the available discharge points whenever it rains, restating government’s commitment to the welfare of Deltans.
In a related development, the Environment Commissioner, Hon John Nani, appealed to Deltans to imbibe the culture of cleanliness for healthy life.
Speaking while playing host to officials of the World Bank assisted SEEFOR project in his office in Asaba, Hon Nani stressed the need for residents to at all time respect environmental laws.
He promised to further encourage the use of Private Sector Participants, PSP, in evacuation of generated waste in urban centers to check illegal dumping of waste, adding that investment can only thrive in a clean environment.
Hon Nani warned that the full weight of the law will be applied on those that dump waste illegally, even as he assured that the monthly environmental sanitation in the state would be taken more seriously.
The SEEFOR officials said the visit was to familiarise the agency with the new government and seek ways of collaboration at ensuring a cleaner Delta State.