Anambra moves to tackle erosion menace in special school 

Anambra moves to tackle erosion menace in special school 

Anambra State Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Pauly Onyeka has lauded Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s plans to transform the education sector of the state for effective performance.

The Commissioner gave the commendation when a team of officials from the ministries of Housing and Education as well as Anambra State Erosion Watershed and Climate Change Agency recently went on fact-finding mission to Basden Memorial Special Education Center lsulo, in Orumba South Local Government Area of the State.

Onyeka represented by Director for Building Construction and Maintenance, Bldr Samuel Ojeleke, assured the principal of the school that Mr Governor Prof Chukwuma Soludo would respond quickly to the erosion problem ravaging the school. 

He also promised to ensure that the Governor gives express approval for resumption of remedial work.

“This is a special school and we cannot joke with it for whatever reason. We shall do everything possible to ensure that memos concerning the project receives accelerated attention by Mr Governor for immediate intervention,” he stressed.

A member of the team and Chief Executive Officer, Anambra State Erosion Watershed and climate change Agency, Prof Phil Eze, said that the team were on a mission to ascertain the level of erosion encroachment in the institution with a view to finding an urgent, simple smart solution to the problem.

Eze who blamed the poor topographic landscape of the area for the gully erosion also recommended the planting of grass around the compound with the construction of water collector to channel rain water from the buildings  into water tank.

“It’s also good to build a catchment pit to checkmate  the erosion. This place equally needs a perimeter fence to protect the students from external invaders and  uncontrolled fire which has destroyed some of the school buildings.

The Environmental scientist called on philanthropists in the Community to form an erosion control committee to tackle the gully erosion challenges  in Isulo and environs.

After conducting the team round the school, the Principal of Basden Memorial Special Education Center, Mrs Chigozie Chinwe, noted that the institution has impacted positively on  the physical challenged in the society by giving them sense of belonging which has helped them to withstand the challenges posed by the society.  

She appreciated the solution team of Governor Chukwuma Soludo for its giant strides across the state within two years. 

The President General of the town, Mr  Eze Onyeka, had earlier thanked the Governor for deploying the team to address the school erosion challenges calling on him to assist lsulo town to control some of its major erosion problems that are almost cutting off the roads.

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