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  • Updated: February 03, 2024

Otti promises to tackle flooding in Aba

Otti promises to tackle flooding in Aba

Governor Alex Otti of Abia has announced plans to implement effective strategies to address the persistent issue of flooding in Aba, the state's commercial hub.

Otti made the statement during his monthly media briefing, where he communicated with Abia residents through various radio and online platforms about his government's policies, programs, and development projects.

He underscored his administration's commitment to addressing the recurring flooding in the city, particularly in areas surrounding the Ariaria International Market and its environs.

He said: “Very soon we will also commence our efforts in ridding Aba of flooding, particularly Ariaria Market and the corridors around there.

“It is a very ambitious project and we want to beat the rains. From the drawings, designs and all the meetings we held between yesterday and today, it does appear that it will take more than 18 months to rid Aba of flooding.

“So, our challenge now is to divide the project into phases. Within the next few days we will come up with a comprehensive plan.”

The governor also said that plans were underway to desilt the blocked drains in Aba and Umuahia as part of the efforts to save the road and environment from flooding.

He said that the government was also doing so much to keep the environment clean. 

He said that the Abia Orientation Agency had embarked on a campaign to educate the citizenry on the importance of proper waste disposal and living in a clean environment.

He, therefore, urged the residents to support the government’s efforts to keep the state clean by disposing their waste in the appropriate and approved places.

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