PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has again reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensure that no part of the country was left out in his development strive, irrespective of tribe, religion or political considerations.
He gave this assurance at the official commissioning and handing over of Flood control works executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) for the benefit of Enhwe community in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta state.
President Buhari, who was represented by the Director, Soil Erosion and Flood Control, Engineer Felix Okeke, further reiterated his administration’s commitment to continue with the implementation of all genuine government policies, agreements and contracts at both national and international levels.
Earlier in her speech, the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund Office, Dr Habiba Lawal, who was represented by the Deputy Director, Soil Erosion and Flood Control, Engineer Udochi Nwachukwu, said the project was among the third quarter projects approved by President Buhari in 2018, following a request by the community to help arrest continuous flood menace in the area.
While commending the contractor, the consultant and the EFO team for timely completion of the project, Dr Lawal stated that the importance of the commissioning and handover exercise which was to enable the host community take over and at the same time exercise ownership over the project in order to ensure its maintenance and sustainability.
Members of Enhwe community testified that the completion of the project has brought great relief to them as they were no longer experiencing flood this rainy season, unlike other past years.
It would be recalled that Enhwe community which consists of more than five kindreds was a flood-prone area and the scope of the project was to construct water drainages and provide culverts. Drainages were constructed at each kindred all discharging to the ocean. In all, a total of 1.4km drains were constructed.