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Soludo Commissions Alex Ekwueme Civic Center, To Sign Executive Order Against Sand Mining In Oko

Anambra state Governor Professor Chukwuma Soludo has commissioned Dr. Alex Ekwueme Civic Center in Oko.

Angel Network News reports that the governor during his speech says his will sign an executive order next week to stop sand mining in Oko.

Soludo revealed that his government will form a task force comprising of the five communities to commence enforcement and cease any articulated vehicle that will flout the order.  

According to the Governor, erosion is a huge existential threat to Oko while predicting that if the challenge progresses unhindered, Oko community will cease to exist in the next five decades.

While recommending the Public, Private, Community Partnership, PPCP for development as the way forward, the Governor pointed out that one of the roles that is expected of the community members is to start preventing running water from leaving their compounds unto the roads.

Governor Soludo who highlighted a number of projects built by private individuals and communities, which he commissioned this period, noted that Dr. Ekwueme was not the richest when he started to rebuild Oko, wondering why the new Ekwuemes of Oko don’t exist anymore, calling for revival of the community spirit.

He recalled that there is the existence of the “Convocational College, a project he described as an unfinished project after Dr. Alex Ekwueme’s heart and called for its completion, just as he assured that this year, work will begin on the Pal Brewery road, in memory of the former Vice President, who he said, lived a life of impact.

The Governor fondly relived their days at the Ekwueme movement in 1980 because they believed in his ideals and ideas and stated that since he passed through earth’s sojourn, Oko, Nigeria and the world have not remained the same, adding that Dr. Ekwueme still deserves more honour by the federal government.

Earlier, the President General of Oko, Chief Luke Nweke appreciated Governor Soludo for his developmental efforts in the community and called his attention to some of their needs that are yearning for attention by the government.


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