WARRI/Nigeria: Environmentalist and Prominent Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has called on Deltans, especially those living in flood-prone areas to desist from the habit of blocking water canals with structures, buildings and waste.
Onuesoke stated this when Members of Save The Earth Initiative (STEI) led by its Director, Dr. Steven Agbola paid him a courtesy visit recently.
Onuesoke, who is the CEO/Chairman of Onuesoke Foundation and Network For Good Governance (N4GG) stated that some community leaders and youth are in the habit of selling natural waterways to developers to build their houses, factories thereby obstructing the flow of water.
“Some Community leaders and youth are in the habit of selling off lands which are natural waterways thereby obstructing the free flow of water.”
“Go to major towns & cities and see massive structures erected across water canals. In some places, huge heap of wastes are seen blocking these natural waterway channels”
“I want to appeal to such communities to give Government a chance to transform our environment and reduce flooding especially during this rainy season”
“Gov. Okowa is committed to putting an end to the perennial flooding usually experienced in some major cities and towns. Flooding will soon be a thing of the past in Asaba and other Cities with the level of on-going works & construction. Lets give Gov. Okowa the needed support to tackle this menace of flooding” he pleaded.
Also speaking with Journalists, the Director of Save The Earth Initiative, Dr.Steven Agbola noted that Onuesoke’s contributions towards a better environment for healthy living is needed now so that Delta can be named among the best in terms of Environmental friendly States.
“Onuesoke has vast knowledge on how to transform our environment and make it safe for a better living. We have come to see areas where we BH partner with Onuesoke Foundation towards achieving our goal of making the earth a safe place for all in Nigeria” he stated.