FG warns construction firms to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment


The Federal Government has warned firms handling construction projects in the country to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA, before the commencement of work on any project.

The government noted that the warning became imperative following the high level of devastating havoc done to some communities’ lands in the country because of some carelessness at which some construction firms evacuate laterite.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, who issued the warning during the commissioning of erosion project at Nduotong Oku in Uyo Local government of Akwa Ibom, blamed the cause of the gully erosion on unauthorized evacuation of laterite.

The N1.069 billion erosion control project was executed by the Ecological Fund Office of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.