The Federal government has reiterated its commitment towards executing projects that will impact positively on the lives of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari stated this in a message to the inauguration of projects executed by the Ecological Fund Office Abuja at the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo state.
He said the government embarked on control of flooding and gully erosion menace challenging the Institution especially at the entrance point of the school to give respite to the polytechnic community and provide a window of opportunity for economic growth of the area.
The President who was represented by the Chairman House Committee on Media and Publicity Mr. Benjamin Kalu while commending the polytechnic community for their cooperation during the execution of the project urged them to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the drainage to ensure its sustainability.
The Permanent Secretary Ecological Fund Office in the Presidency Dr. Habiba Lawal represented by a Deputy Director in the Office, Mr. Udochi Nwachukwu noted that the project followed a request for an urgent intervention brought to the Office by the Management of the Polytechnic and appealed to them to take ownership of the project.
The Governor of Imo state Chief Hope Uzodimma represented by his Deputy Professor Placid Njoku expressed gratitude to the Federal government and appealed for more interventions.
The Rector of the Polytechnic Dr. Micheal Arimanwa and the Traditional ruler of Umudidia Nekede the host community of the polytechnic Eze Godwin Merenini in their separate speeches noted that the project would save the community from environmental degradation and pleaded for extension of the project.