Sunday, 14 August 2016

Benue Govt. Directs Clean Up Of Blocked Drainage In Flood Prone Settlements

The Benue State government has directed sanitation agencies, residents and traders at the Wurukum Market to clean up all blocked drainage in the surrounding environment to avoid this years' floods.


Governor Samuel Ortom gave the directive while on an inspection tour of flood prone areas and other projects within the state capital, with a view to enlisting citizen's participation in environmental cleanliness.

Already, some residents have begun to feel the impact of the flooding since the raining season started, but Governor Ortom wants all hands on board to mitigate this years' flood impact.

Governor Ortom also visited the North band axis of the state, where erosion is washing off some portions of the township roads, coupled with indiscriminate dumping of waste at a public primary school.

The team also visited the ongoing rehabilitation and construction work at the School Of Nursing and Midwifery, as the state government battles against time to secure accreditation for the school.

The Governor explained that 80% work has been completed, except for landscaping and payment of the prescribed accreditation fee.

Nursing students at the institution, have been out of school for well over Two years due to the withdrawal of accreditation, but with the pace of work, the state government believes students will return to school before the end of 2016.

https://www.channelstv.com/2016/08/13/gov-ortom-directs-clean-up-of-flood-prone-settlements/




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