ECOLOGICAL FUND OFFICE TACKLES FLOODING AND EROSION MENACE IN FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY ACADEMY (FRSC)
The Ecological Fund Office (EFO) has addressed the devastating flooding and erosion menace in the FRSC Academy in Udi, Enugu State.
The project which was recently commissioned and handed over to the Federal Road Safety Corp Academy, was one of the 23 ecological intervention projects approved by the President for the second quarter of 2018.
Speaking during the commissioning and handing over ceremony, President Mohammdu Buhari represented by Hon. Abdullahi Mammud, Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Ecological Fund, pointed out that with the completion of the project, the devastating effects of flooding and erosion menace within the Academy and its environs would be a thing of the past.
The President urged the people to take ownership of the project to ensure its care, maintenance and sustainability.
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi represented by the Hon. Commissioner for Transport, Hon. M. J. Ekweremadu, thanked the Federal Government for the timely intervention in the Academy. He appealed that the Federal Government should consider Enugu state for more interventions as the state had numerous ecological challenges.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary Ecological Fund Office, Dr. Habiba Lawal, represented by Mr. Mathias Eluma, Deputy Director Soil Erosion and Flood Control Department noted that
the project was initiated through a request for an urgent intervention forwarded to the Ecological Fund Office by the Commandant Federal Road Safety Corp on the need to arrest the continuous flood and erosion menace in the Corp’s Academy Udi and to avoid further environmental degradation, loss of lives and properties.
She lauded the project contractor and the consultant for the timely completion of the project. The ceremony was attended by the Enugu State Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Chijioke Edoga, Senior Officers of the FRSC Academy among other dignitaries.
R-L: The rep. of the Executive Gov. of Enugu State, Hon. Commissioner for Transport, M. J. Ekueremadu, The rep. of Mr. President, Hon. Abdullahi Mamud presenting the Certificate to the rep. of the Deputy Corp Marshal, Corp Marshal Kab Lawal, the rep. of the Perm. Sec. Dr. Habiba Lawal, (EFO), Mr. Mathias Eluma, (EFO), Deputy Director (Press) Dr Joel O. Oruche (EFO) while others look on at the events.