EPO to tackle menace in trademore estate – Perm Sec

The Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office, Shehu Ibrahim has stated that the Federal Government will deploy a holistic approach to tackle the menace of flooding in the Trademore Mega-City Estate and its environs.

He disclosed this during an on-the-spot assessment tour of the flood ravaged Estate and its environs in Abuja, following the torrential rains witnessed in the Federal Capital Territory over the weekend.

He said the assessment tour is to enable the office put up a comprehensive report for government’s further action

Ibrahim decried the level of devastation caused by the flood to residents and their livelihood in the estate, noting that it was beyond the capacity of one agency of government to tackle. He stated that it required collaboration with sister agencies to come up with a comprehensive plan of intervention.

The Permanent Secretary explained that while the natural factor is as a result of the rainy season, the human factor he said is caused by developers who compromise standards as well as residents’ indiscriminate dumping of refuse on water ways. He added that proper sensitization on change of attitude is crucial.

Chairman of Trademore Phase 3, Residents Association, Dr Adewale Adenike said the estate’s flooding issue is not caused entirely from Trademore but that the Estate is just a corridor for the flooding which emanates from Lokogoma, Pykassa and others adjoining communities around the estate.