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Kogi declares state of emergency on environmental degradation

From Bayo Oyewale, Lokoja

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

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

He explained that some roads have been cut off by the heavy downpour lately, noting that there are many potholes that needed urgent attention.

Fanwo pointed out that the state government had declared state of emergency with the aim of partnering the Emergency Management Agency (KOSEMA) to tackle the issue of environmental degradation in various parts of the state.

The Media aide also noted that the state government has approved the building of standard markets in Ankpa, Adavi and Kabba Local Government Areas respectively.

He noted that this was in line with the determination to boost economic activities of the people at the grassroots.

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

He posited that the state government would henceforth prosecute all contractors handling various projects and have abandoned sites for no just reasons.

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