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Akwa Ibom Governor meets Buhari, seeks intervention on gully erosion
Governor Udom Emmanuel:

Akwa Ibom Governor meets Buhari, seeks intervention on gully erosion

Idara Okon

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has asked for urgent federal intervention concerning the problem of gully erosion that is ravaging parts of the state.

Governor Udom who made the call shortly after a private meeting the President Muhammadu Buhari, noted that once the Federal Government is financially stable and the economy improves, he will demand a refund of monies used in executing some Federal Government projects ‎in the state by the previous Godswill Akpabio administration.

Lamenting the impact of the gully erosion on Akwa Ibom State, Governor Emmanuel said “: “We have problem of gully erosion. If you watch the news recently, you will see a lot of interventions and those devastating menace in some federal assets and roads, which the state government has actually tried to intervene.

“On few occasions, major commercial activities almost got to a halt because a major federal road linking both the South-South and the South-East collapsed due to gully erosion and the state government had to intervene and these things cost a lot of money. Even with that, you still need to carry out your own duty because those things exist within your state and as a state governor, you cannot just ignore some of these issues.”

‎Despite not being refunded for past FG projects, Governor Emmanuel had cheering news for indigenes as he revealed that the FG’s indebtedness would not deter him from attending to issues that would affect the people of the state.

Governor Emmanuel who expressed delight at the way President Buhari has been relating to Governors devoid of party colouration revealed that some of the interventions by the immediate past administration of the state in the gully erosion menace was approved by former President Jonathan and therefore he had no iota of doubt that the federal government will take responsibility and refund the state in due course.

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