Kogi Govt Set to Tackle Environmental Hazards, Declares State of Emergency on Environment

By: Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja

Kogi State Government has declared a state of emergency on environment following monumental environmental  hazards in some parts of the State.

The Director General on Media and Strategy,  Mr. Kingsely Fanwo who made this known while briefing the newsmen shortly after the weekly State Executive Council meeting held at Government House in Lokoja yesterday, stated that the attention the state government has been drawn to the affected part of the State.

He explained that some of the roads have been
cut off by the heavy down pour of rain in the recent past, noting that there are many potholes on the state roads and needed urgent attention.

The Director General pointed out the State Government had declared state emergency with aim of partnering with the Kogi State Emergency Management Agency (KOSEMA) to tackle the issue of environmental degredations in the various part of the state.

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The Media aide also noted the the State Government has proved the building of standard markets in the three senatorial districts basically in Ankpa, Adavi and Kabba Local Government Areas respectively.

Fanwo noted that this was in line with determination  to boost ecocomic activities of the people at grass root level and buying and selling among the people of the area.

He stated that state government has restated commitment to spread projects across the state, noting that several towns and villages in Dekinna Local Government Area of the would connected with national grid and enjoy electricity supply like other parts of the State.

He posited that the State Government would henceforth prosecute all contractors handling various projects who have abandoned sites for no just reasons.

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