President Mohammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated gully erosion and flood control projects at Akpene Eket community in Eket, Akwa Ibom.
The President at the inauguration said the projects were aimed at checking flooding and gully menace at Akpene Eket and its environs.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, represented the president at the occasion.
Buhari noted that the projects were parts of the 26 Federal Government ecological intervention projects for the second quarter as approved on 10th April, 2017.
He expressed optimism that the projects would bring huge relief to the communities threatened by ecological challenges.
“The age-long problem of gully erosion in this part of the country cannot be overemphasized.
“I, therefore, implore the communities to cherish these laudable projects by preventing indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the drainage,” he said.
Buhari restated the commitment of his administration in ensuring that no part of the country would suffer any neglect owing to its geographical location or political consideration.
The four projects are located at Etim Inyang Etuk Street, Marina Street, Afiigh Iwaad Street and Parkins street in the community.
The projects were executed by the Federal Government through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO) in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.