Ofin, a community in Isanlu has cried to the Government of Kogi State to come to thier rescue as the Community is being ravaged by Erosion which has consumed the Major road leading to the Community and on the brink of Consuming some houses in the community. The call was made as the Community this morning invited the Senior Special Assistant to his Excellency on Security in charge of Yagba East local government to have a first hand sighting and tour of the Erosion sites in the community. A youth leader in the Community Mr Seidu Lamidi Lamented the potential threats the community has been facing as the erosion eats deep into the community. He Appealed to the Government to come to thier aid as the community have become helpless as all avenues to control the erosion menace has been exhausted.
Hon Abdulwakil Sule who took a tour of the area said he knew that isanlu has several erosion ravaged areas but that the situation of Ofin needs serious Government intervention and promised to draw the attention of the Kogi state Ministry of enviroment who manages a federal government intervention project called “NEWMAP” whose’s responsibility it is to attend to such Menace.
He however said the Community has a role to play by ways of enligthening members of the community on the need to desist from engaging in enviromental degradation activities like dumping wastes on water ways and endless falling of trees. He promised to pay a visit the State Ministry of enviroment and NEWMAP and make a case for the community.
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Office of the Senior Special Assistant to his Excellency on Security. (Yagba East LGA).