By Austin Ogwuda
Asabaâ€”HEAVY flooding has devastated many parts of Asaba thereby rendering some of the roads and streets unmotorable, while some residents have lost valuables to the flood.
Worried by the sad development, the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan yesterday inspected major streets in the town.
During the inspection, the governor ordered the immediate demolition of all illegal structures blocking drains in Asaba as temporal measures to solving the flood problem in the town.
He condemned the attitude of some individuals who built structures blocking the drainage and directed that all illegal fences not approved by the state Ministry of Lands and Survey be pulled down.
â€œThese illegal structures are blocking the drainage system, they have to be removed and the drainage channeled to a major source for easy flow of water to avoid flooding in the town
â€œI want us to get to the stage where Asaba will be the cleanest town in the country. It is possible, we can do it. All we need is for the government to play its part that is what we are doing, the people have to do their own for a better stateâ€, he stated.
In the interim, the governor directed the Commissioner for Works to start constructing drainage in some parts of the town to aid water flow pending the award of contract for the massive drainage work of the state capital in the dry season.
TheÂ places inspected included Jesus Saves Road, Umuezei quartersÂ Abraka end of Nnebisi Road and Agric Road among others.