How Flood Threatens Alex Ekwueme's Home In Oko, Anambra State
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|Dr. Alex Ekwueme|
According to him, “I was with him (Ekwueme) for four hours two days ago at Oko. I saw things for myself. It is a big problem. “Oko community is faced with serious problem of erosion. Erosion has created a big chasm; houses are disappearing.
“The big chasm is over 400 feet wide, stretching for miles. The people now sleep with one eye open. I guess that by the next rainfall, if nothing is done urgently, erosion might sweep away the community. “As I speak with you, it is not only the former Vice president’s house that is under threat.
“His brother, the traditional ruler, Professor Lax Ekwueme, is less than 55 feet from the chasm. It so bad that another spate of rainfall might see that palace disappearing.
“Also, Nanka, within Ekwulobia in the same Agua- ta Local Government as Oko is also being threatened by the erosion. The most regrettable thing is that Anambra State government is not looking at the problem.”