IN HER bid to check environmental degradation through indiscriminate excavation of earth, Anambra House of Assembly has moved against land abusers and illegal excavators and pledged to partner Gov. Willie Obiano in enforcement of environmental best practices in the state.
Therefore, the House is moving to bring illegal excavators to book.
The House, during Tuesday’s plenary session passed a resolution urging Commissioner of Police in Anambra State to execute an arrest warrant on two land excavators, Osita Agina and Kenneth Okigbo to bring them before the legislature on Tuesday, September 1.
The resolution followed a motion sponsored by the Chief Whip, Lawrence Ezeudu.
Moving the motion, Ezeudu said his committee severally invited the two people to appear before it and explain their engagement in unauthorised excavation of laterite, local sharp sands and stones, as well as illegal mining within Anambra South Central and Anambra North Senatorial zones respectively, but they failed to honour the invitation.
In separate speeches, the House’s member, representing Njikoka I Constituency, Timothy Ifedioramma, his Orumba North Constituency Counterpart, Emeka Aforka and that of Orumba South Constituency, Emma Nwafor condemned the failure of the duo to appear before the committee without reason as provided by section 129 of Nigerian Constitution, 1999 as amended.