The forum of Delta State Non-Governmental Organizations have commended ongoing work at the Obomkpa Erosion Control Project in Delta State, saying the development was a relief to people over the age-long erosion site, with negative effects on the environment and livelihood of residents of the community.

The group made this known in a statement issued in Asaba, after independent monitoring of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project in Obomkpa, led by the Coordinator, Deacon Okezi Odugala and Secretary, Chief Greg Osamenjor, where they described the ongoing construction work as encouraging.

They lauded the involvement of an indigenous construction company in the project, observing it will encourage the local construction sector and prevent capital flight out of the country especially in view of the the current economic situation.  

The Forum of Delta State NGO’s also reiterated its stance against substandard projects in the state, saying its monitoring team has set up a benchmark for project execution, which included provisions for an environmental sustainability plan, youth involvement through employment and community participation.

The forum also advised contractors in erosion sites to adhere strictly to specified engineering designs and to ensure that issues that bother on the health, safety and environment of the Obomkpa people are given adequate attention.

The civil society group also commended the World Bank and Delta State Government for recent partnerships aimed at addressing the menace of erosion in four other worst-hit communities such as Iwerebor-Midomma, Ukwu-Uzu, Ubulu-Uku and Jesse.

Oghenero Eghweree


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