Amachai Gully Erosion: House of Representatives Directs Committee to Extend Oversight Function to the Issue.

    The House of Representatives has directed its Committee on Environment to extend its oversight duties to the gully erosion problem at Amachai village in Okpanam, Oshimili North local government area.
    This followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance moved at yesterday’s plenary by the member representing the Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency, Honourable Nnamdi Ezechi.
    The House tasked the Committee to closely monitor the situation and ensure the allocation of funds to the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies, with a view to effectively mitigating the impact of the gully erosion on residents of the area.
    Honourable Ezechi, while dwelling on the devastation the gully erosion had caused in the community, noted that citizens across the country had lost properties worth millions of naira to gully erosion with no solution to the problem in sight.


      He said the erosion sites had become hazardous, constituting imminent danger to the lives and well-being of the local populace, even as he emphasized the long-term consequences of the gullies on the environment.
    The federal legislator urged the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, deploy the relevant authorities to the Amachai gully erosion sites with a view to containing the ravaging effect of the menace and especially saving the community from extinction.
    He said the House owed it a duty, through legislation or oversight, to help in addressing environmental challenges in the country and ensuring the well-being of citizens.                         
    The motion was seconded by Honourable Idem Uyime from Akwa Ibom state.

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