Abakpa-Emene Link Road: Enugu MoW&I Mobilises Contractors Back to Site

The Enugu State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure (MoW&I) has explained that the flood scour-out at Abakpa Nike-Umuchigbo-Harmony Estate-Adoration Pilgrimage Centre – Emene link road, which “evidently resulted in some wash out at two locations on the asphalted pavement wearing course and lined drainage”, was caused by indiscriminate dumping of refuse and debris in the drains.

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Inaugurated 13-kilometre Nike Lake Junction-Harmony Estate-Amorji Nike- Adoration Pilgrimage Centre –Orie Emene road 2

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Inaugurated 13-kilometre Nike Lake Junction-Harmony Estate-Amorji Nike- Adoration Pilgrimage Centre –Orie Emene road

In a statement signed by the Commissioner, Engr. Greg Nnaji, the works and infrastructure ministry maintained that it “had taken into cognisance the forest vegetation of the landscape and provided adequately for the hydraulic structures”.

While commending the Umuchigbo community for “their swift reaction in setting up a taskforce to monitor & bring offenders to book”, Engr. Nnaji disclosed that the ministry has “directed the contractors back to site for immediate remediation”.

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The Street Reporters Newspaper reports that the commissioner also encouraged Emene community to set up the same taskforce to protect and avert indiscriminate blockage of the drainages with refuse and debris.

“We sincerely appreciate the support of Ndi Enugu in our drive towards the provision of sustainable infrastructure.

“The carriage way is very safe to both motorists & pedestrians as we urge all to go about their normal business”, he assured.

Read full text of the statement:

“FLOOD STORM SCOUR- OUT AT THE NIKE LAKE- UMUCHIGBO- HARMONY ESTATE – ADORATION PILGRIMAGE CENTRE- EMENE ROAD.

” 1. Our attention has been drawn to the recent flood water SCOUR-OUT at the above road.

“2.This has evidently resulted in some wash out at two locations on the asphalted pavement wearing course and lined drainage.

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” 3. We had taken into cognisance the forest vegetation of the landscape and provided adequately for the hydraulic structures

“4. Indiscriminate dumping of refuse & debris in the drains will always impede water run-offs and the immediate consequences is overflow over the pavement as noticed.

” 5. We commend the Umuchigbo community in their swift reaction in setting up task force to monitor & bring to book offenders. We also encourage Emene community to do same.

” 6. However the MoW&I has directed the contractors back to site for immediate remediation.

” 7. We sincerely appreciate the support of Ndi Enugu in our drive towards the provision of sustainable infrastructure.

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“The carriage way is very safe to both motorists & pedestrians as we urge all to go about their normal business. Stay safe.”

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