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Anambra worst hit by climate change; emergency action needed, expert warns

Mr Ezenekwe stressed that damages from gully erosion which plagues Anambra are “comprehensive and total”.

• August 3, 2022
Gully erosion

Elochukwu Ezenekwe of the Climate Change Education and Action Programme (CLEAP) has called for a declaration of emergency on climate change impact in Anambra.

The environmental expert described Anambra as “the headquarters of gully erosion in Africa,” owing to perennial flooding in many parts of the state.

Mr Ezenekwe stressed that damages from gully erosion which plagues Anambra are “comprehensive and total” unlike erosion which usually recedes to allow for recovery of houses and properties.

He argued that with gully erosion, “everything collapses into the very deep gullies and nothing is recovered.”

The disaster usually sweeps away classrooms, health centers, houses, crops, farmlands, roads, electricity infrastructure and livelihoods, amongst others, Mr Ezenekwe asserted at a Climate Change Workshop on Wednesday in Awka.

Governor Charles Soludo’s Chief of Staff, Ernest Ezeajughi, the Chief of Staff to Gov. Charles Soludo, said the government would work on the challenges and inherent opportunities that could be explored to tackle climate change impacts.

“Soludo is also taking proactive steps to ensure that four million trees are planted in the next four years to check the negative impacts of climate change,” he said.

“We will engage the heads of relevant ministries and agencies to design the best modality for implementing the recommendations from the workshop.”


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