Residents of Obeleagu-Nkisi-Aroli-Ogbuli-Nwavuli Streets in Onitsha can now heave a sign of relief following the Anambra State Government’s intervention on the gully erosion that has sunk over forty buildings and posed serious danger to property and residents of the area.
The Nkisi-Aroli- Obeleagu erosion site was over thirty five meters deep.
Governor Willie Obiano who visited the erosion site in May immediately mobilized the IDC Construction Company Limited to start immediate work on the project and charged the construction company to within twenty days construct a solid drainage between Obeleagu-Nkisi-Aroli-Ogbuli-Nwavuli Streets and direct flood coming through the areas into the Nkisi Stream.
The flood Channel was completed within the record time and was opened for use on fifteen of this month, while the second and third phases of the project will include the sand filling of the erosion site and the dredging of Nkisi Stream.
The residents who spoke to the press were full of praises and commendations for Governor Obiano for heeding to their plea.
Mrs Charity Chukwuemeka a resident of the area could not hold her joy as she described the project as unprecedented and said they can sleep with their two eyes closed.
Other Residents of the area praised the immediate intervention of the governor which they said has restored their trust in the state government.