Drainage Control: Kogi NEWMAP Takes Advocacy to Olamaboro

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The Kogi State Project Coordinator of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Barrister Ladi Ahmed Jatto has urged residents to refrain from abuse of drainage systems.


Speaking during NEWMAP’s special sensitization mission to Alacha in Olamaboro local government of Kogi State, the project coordinator, represented by the environmental officer, Mr. Benu, explained that blocked drainage portends danger to roads and houses around it.


She enjoined the community to check anyone pouring sand and dirt inside drainage when working on roads.

She noted that some persons create  blockage when trying to create access road across built drainage. This act, she said,  disrupts free flow of water.
Jatto warned that blocked drainage can lead to destruction of roads and houses.


Also, she counselled residents to desist from dumping refuse in the drainage.


As part of its effort to ensure clean and safe environment, Kogi NEWMAP field officers cleared bad drainage system in Alacha, repairing and desilting the bad drainage, which was completely blocked.



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