Monday 19 December 2016

Former VP, Alex Ekwueme’s home may be swept by erosion

A United Kingdom erosion expert, Trevor Jewitt, has predicted that the edifice of Former vice president, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, will soon be washed away by erosion.

Ekwueme’s family house is located at Oko, Orumba North Local Government of Anambra State.

Jewitt, said the house could be swept away by erosion next rainy season if proactive measures were not taken.

The erosion expert disclosed this when a delegation of the House of Representatives Committee on Ecological Matters, led by Obinna Chidoka, visited erosion sites in the area.

He warned that the situation in Ekwueme’s home was a disaster waiting to happen.

The expert, who is a representative of Rhino Construction Nigeria Limited, who has studied erosion trend in Nanka and Oko erosion sites for six years said, “I must impress that, if this work is not started quickly, then, we have a big problem here.

“All the work we have already done would be wasted. It is not whether it will happen; it is certain, it will happen. We know what to do to stop the gully from advancing further into Oko community. It is a matter of funding.”

Already, some houses in the area, including that of Dr. Ekwueme’s grandfather have been taken over.

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