A resolution has been passed for the full implementation of the Abia State Basic Environmental Law 2004.
Passing the resolution at the House plenary on 11th October, 2011, the Speaker Abia State
House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sir Ude Oko Chukwu charged the State Ministry of
Environment and the Abia State Environmental Protection Agency to sustain and intensify the on-going demolition activities in Aba and Umuahia in order to restore the original Master Plan of the cities.
Continuing, the Speaker enjoined all Abians to support and cooperate with the task force handling the demolition exercise and indeed the government of Abia State in itís effort to restore the two cities to their original master plans because of the general good it will
engender in the long run.
Furthermore, he called on the ministries of Lands/ Survey and Urban Renewal to as a matter of duty undertake the continuous planning and re-planning of our cities to meet up with the current environmental challenges.
Sir, Ude also charged the Ministries of Environmen , Information and Strategy to as a matter of urgency carry out awareness programmes on the dangers of felling of trees, indiscriminate sand excavation and other disaster risk activities In our rural communities and to sensitize Abians on the dangers of carrying out activities that could block the drains.
Earlier presenting a “motion on notice for the sustained demolition effort in the urban cities and investing in disaster risk reduction both in the urban and rural areas in order to curtail the menace of flooding”, the member representing Isiala Ngwa North State Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Martins Azubuike informe fellow lawmakers of an alert raised by the National Emergency Management Agency which indicates the unpredictability of the weather extreme conditions of excessive rainfall, severe windstorm and drought. He therefore called on members to support the resolutions in order to avert an imminent avoidable flood disaster in Abia State.
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Abia State House of Assembly.