Tuesday, March 28

Ebonyi: Presidency Releases Fund To Tackle Edda Landslide

By Joseph Albert (Umunna TV)

President Muhammadu Buhari has released fund for the reconstruction of the Ogwuma section of Ebunwana – Ekoli Edda road recently devastated by landslide.

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, disclosed this on Sunday at Saint Paul’s Catholic Parish Onuebonyi, Abakaliki, during an interdenominational church service to mark the 62nd Independence Day celebration of Nigeria and 26 years of the state.

According to a release by his Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, Chooks Oko, Governor Umahi appreciated the President for the gesture and other numerous assistance to the State within the period of his administration, adding that there has been no single memo taken to the President, on behalf of the state, that failed to receive his approval.

Recall that following save our souls, SOS, call by residents of Ogwuma Edda in Umunna community, Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State over the earthfall, the Senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone, Ama Nnachi, visited the area and promised to report to the Federal Government for possible immediate intervention, and reportedly announced donation of the sum of two million naira to the victims, even as he revealed further remedial actions.

The earthfall, which displaced over ten households, also blocked connecting roads in the community.

Natives, including the traditional ruler of the Umunna community, HRH (Eze) Dickson Oboh, the President-General, Onuoha Ama, and a teacher at Comprehensive Secondary School, Umunna, Okoro Onu, had said that normal and agrarian life in the community have been discomforting since the landslide that took place on June 27, 2022, which other unconfirmed reports said led to displacement of over two hundred people and adversely affected the economy of the community.

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