ANAMBRA State Government has initiated measures to tackle the challenge of incessant flooding of Ogidi community in Idemili North Council Area of the state whenever it rains.
Commissioner for Works, Marcel Ifejiofor, disclosed this last week when he led a team of consultants and members of Tenders Board for road construction and erosion control to the flood sites.
After the tour, Ifejiofor appreciated the consultants for doing a good job by exposing the best way to channel the water from the catchment pit along the Ogidi-Afor Igwe Market Road.
He said that government has engaged a reputable and renowned contractor, the “Niger Cat”, to handle the job, and appreciated ndi Ogidi for their patience so far, promising that the contractor will be mobilised to site as soon the rains subsides.
Speaking on behalf of the community, Sunny Okoye who is the Managing Director, Orient Petroleum Resources, lamented that they have encountered a lot of hardships because of the situation, thanking Governor Obiano for coming to their rescue and promising that the community will cooperate with the contractor since according to him, it is all for the interest of the community.