Federal Government considers declaration of state of emergency on erosion

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Erosion

Worried by the devastating effects of flood and gully erosion to the ecosystem, the Federal Government is considering a declaration of state of emergency on erosion to ensure the menace is thoroughly tackled.

The Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, who dropped the hint during an on-the-spot-assessment of some erosion sites in Anambra state, called for urgent measures to curb the threat.

She argued that the state of emergency was urgently required in view of the devastating effects of flood and gully erosion to lives, properties and the ecosystem across the country.

Accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke on inspection, the minister declared that they were coming in with renewed vigour, and every sense of urgency to make sure that remediation was carried out on erosion sites in Nigeria.

On the role of the citizenry in erosion prevention and management, Ikeazor emphasized the need for continued public sensitization and awareness creation on waste management, afforestation and reduction in green gas emission.