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David Umahi who is the executive Governor of Ebonyi State has come down hard on Wednesday when he ordered the immediate sack and termination of contract of all the contractors who were in charge of handling environmental cleanliness to avert further dirtiness of the state capital, Abakaliki.
It had been previously reported that the state capital, Abakaliki had been turned into a very filthy environment, which could also result in an outbreak of disease.
The governor who had also announced the sack of the contractors had also made this known in a statement which he had signed and issued to journalists through the Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Richard Nnabu.
“Following general laxities by contractors handling waste evacuation and general environmental cleanliness within Abakaliki Capital City, the Governor of Ebonyi State has therefore directed that all contractors involved in the exercise should be sacked with effect from 31st August 2022.
‘Consequently, the Ministry of Environment, therefore, requests members of the public interested in handling environmental sanitation and waste evacuation within Abakaliki Capital City to apply in writing to the office of the Commissioner within one week.
He stressed that “Those to be engaged for the exercise should be able to demonstrate their competence and commitment to duties within 7 days otherwise be disengaged” he noted
In another report, The Government of Ebonyi State has ordered the relocation of thousands of indigenes of Amagu, Inyimagu, Igbudu, Ekpomaka, Achara, and Alike communities in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State who have been rendered homeless following a heavy downpour that occurred in the state in the last four days.
The rainfall which actually submerged many buildings also affected many of the farmlands especially rice, yam, and cassava farms.
The affected communities in Ikwo council have heavy concentration of farming activities in the state especially rice and yam farms.
Speaking to reporters in Alike community, one of the victims of the flooding, Christopher Mbam said that the persistent flooding in the state would result to food scarcity in the state come next year except urgent steps are taken to avert a reoccurrence.