Shaibu visits gully erosion site in Jattu-Uzairue

…laments devastating effect of menace, assures victims of govt support


Edo deputy governor, Phillip Shaibu during the visit to gully erosion site in Jattu community and environs in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state

Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu, Thursday paid on-the-spot assessment visit to areas devastated by gully erosion in Jattu community and environs in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.

Shaibu was accompanied on the visit by the Vice Chairman of Etsako West, Benjamin Ojato, Parish Priest of St. Philip-Neri Catholic Church and Rector of St. Philip Nursery/Primary and Secondary School, Jattu, Rev Fr Jude Amune, Rev. Fr David Oshioke.

Others include  Councillor representing ward 11, Etsako West, Okwilegue Valentine and affected victims of the gully erosion menace.

Community people in Jattu and environs in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state, call for help

Speaking with newsmen during the visit, the Deputy Governor appealed to the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, come to the aid of the community to avoid further destruction of livelihoods and properties of citizens.

He also appealed to the people in the area not to “engage in activities that will worsen the already deplorable situation.”

Expresses heartfelt sympathy to the people 

Shaibu expressed his heartfelt sympathy on behalf of Edo State Government to the people.

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He promised to put up a comprehensive report of the assessment to his principal and elder brother, Governor Godwin Obaseki, for immediate relief intervention to cushion effects of the menace.

The Deputy Governor and his team also inspected other erosion sites around the area.

The sites include Saint Philip Cemetery to the axis where no fewer than 100 houses were swept away by the devastating erosion menace that ravaged the community.

Shaibu commiserates with the people

He commiserated with the people whose houses were submerged and described the situation as very sad.

He assured that “the State and Federal Government will do everything within their reach to bring succour to the people.”

Shaibu also assured of his personal support in providing relief materials and funds to the affected victims.

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