NDDC tackles erosion in Rivers communities.
The Niger Delta Development Commission has promised urgent intervention to restore the erosion-ravaged Akinima-Joinkarama road linking several communities in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The NDDC Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, while speaking when he visited the scene.
This was contained in a statement issued by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Dr Ibitoye Abosede, in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Ogbuku, who was accompanied by the Executive Director, Projects, Mr Charles Ogunmola, and other directors of the commission, said, “We will move into action immediately to provide an alternative route while the permanent solution to the erosion problem was being addressed.”
Dr Ogbuku added, “This is a major road linking many communities in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State. Obviously, there is no way people can access this road because of the damage caused by erosion.”
A community leader in Joinkarama, Mr. Ovie-Oniso Kelvin, lamented that the Orashi River, which passes through the area, contributed to the gully erosion that destroyed the road and appealed to development agencies to come to their rescue.