FG urged to establish Riverine Areas Development Commission

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File photo of a flooded area
By Sunny A. David, Onitsha
The Federal Government has been called upon to put machineries in motion for the establishment of Riverine Areas Development Commission.
The traditional ruler of Umunankwo, Igwe Fidelis Nsofor Onumonu, made the call while exchanging views with newsmen at the ongoing Anambra State Trade Fair in Onitsha.
He explained that the Commission when established, will go a long way in checking the challenges of annual flood disasters in some parts of the country especially in riverine communities.
Igwe Onumonu also said that the Riverine Areas Development Commission will be in position to develop and enhance the tourist potential of the concerned communities.
The monarch pointed out that local government areas in the State such as Ayamelum, Anambra East and West, Onitsha North and South, Ogbaru and parts of Oyi will benefit socially and economically when the Riverine Areas Development Commission is established.
Igwe Onumonu stressed the need for sustained efforts towards urgent completion of the Second Niger Bridge and resuscitation of the River Port in Onitsha.
He equally called on more indigenous and foreign investors to take advantage of the business friendly environment created by the Obiano administration to bring more investments to the state.

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