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Tweets from the I-WITNESS CREW Chat with Arc. Michael Okonkwo, Hon. Commissioner for Environment, Anambra State

 

Tweets from the I-WITNESS CREW Chat with Arc. Michael Okonkwo, Hon. Commissioner for Environment, Anambra State.

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  1. “Erosion is the biggest natural disaster affecting the environment in Anambra”-

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  1. “That same alluvial soil texture which made our soil very fertile is responsible for erosion in Anambra State”

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  1. “Anambra is the smallest state in Nigeria because of erosion and we have about 970 active gully erosion sites across the state”

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  1. “Improper termination of drainages causes erosion”.

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  1. “Bush burning, sand excarvation and others make our environment susceptible to erosion, we must not engage in anti-Anambra Environment activities”.

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  1. “Other natural disasters like flooding, rainfall causes erosion”.

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  1. “We have not received any fund from the Federal Government with regards to resettling the people affected by the flood.”

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  1. “Anambra State Government encourages tree planting to check erosion and improve the greenery of the state and it was flagged off by Governor Willie Obiano”.

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  1. “Anambra has approved refuse dump sites across the three senatorial zones: 1 at Isiagu Awka, 2 for Onitsha metropolis, 1 at Nnewi and another at Ekwulobia, people must stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse”.

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  1. “I’m happy to inform you that Gov. Willie Obiano has mobilised an Austrian Company to do feasibility studies on possible ways of establishing waste recycling plants in the state”.

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  1. “Anambra state through my ministry has reorganized the waste collection methods. And these are aimed at keeping Anambra State Clean”

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  1. “We have ‘Daily Road Sweepers’ working as staff of the state government, you may see them early in the morning sweeping our streets”

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  1. “We are working on managing air pollution in the state through the enforcement of Anambra State Public Health Law, Est. 2006 and Cap E10”

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  1. “We have a law in Anambra called the “Street Trading Law” and through this law, we arrest street traders that litter the streets of Anambra. This we do in collaboration with The Ministry of Transport in the State”.

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  1. “We have 15 approved IGR widows in this ministry. If you see illegal levy collectors, please report them to us”.

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  1. “Gov. Obiano has given an order to the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State to arrest illegal IGR. Agents and prosecute them accordingly”

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  1. We are managing the effects of erosion by (a). Direct State Intervention. (b). Assessing of Ecological Fund (c) State and FG Partnership and (d) NEWMAP (Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project) which is a tripartite arrangement where The State, The Federal Government and The World Bank all contribute to mitigate erosion.

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  1. “I am happy to inform you that Gov. Willie Obiano has paid in full all counterparts funding for the management of Erosion in the state”.

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  1. Anambra state government is engaging suitably qualified contractors in managing the menace of erosion across the state. Currently, the state Government is Working at the Abba -Ukpo Dunukofia Gully Erosion site and many others.
  2. Through NEWMAP, work is ongoing at various erosion sites across the state like; The Federal High Court Gully Erosion site, Awka, Nnewi-Ichi Erosion Control Works, Nnewi-Ichi Nnewi, Ikenga Ogidi Erosion site, Ogidi Idemili North LGA and many others.

  3. We thank Gov. Willie Obiano for his efforts and strong WILL in managing the Anambra environmental issues and other activities going on in the state which help to improve the aesthetic appeal of the state.


The I-WITNESS CREW can confirm that Gov. Willie Obiano is Working on matters concerning the ENVIRONMENT in the state.

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Obika Chidiebele
I-WITNESS Convener

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