The Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPPADEC, has disclosed that 70 communities in Ibaji Riverine Areas in Kogi State will be given the privileges of special intervention.
Alhaji Abubakar Yelwa, Managing Director of HYPPADEC revealed this during a tour of assessment of Ibaji Local Council to pinpoint challenges that concern its issues of environment and likely areas of help.
He had a meeting with Ata Igala, Alhaji Matthew Oguche-Akpa at his Palace in Idah and the Chairman of Ibaji Local Government Area Traditional Council, Chief John Egwemi at Onyedega, headquarters of Ibaji to reflect on how to acquire the victory of HYPPADEC intervention project in their territories.
Yelwa, who came with his administration crew, said “results of HYPPADEC showed that the communities went through untold privation for decades.
“The problems vary from the absence of good roads to incapacity to conduct development in the area, because of the influence of catastrophes of nature, such as dense flooding and erosion danger undergone annually. This horrible condition placed Ibaji LGA in a burden place in terms of natural accidents more than other HYPPADEC fellow communities in Kogi State, hence, our deliberation to concentrate more on granting exceptional awareness and service to the area.
“We will leave a mark in the area of road repair, supply of boreholes, and alleviation of ruinous flooding, to facilitate financial actions and enhance livelihood necessities of the masses.
“So far, 1,800 communities profited from our intervention agenda across the country, and we are happy that we made notable influence to ease the impact of problems encountered by HYPPADEC associate communities.”
The Ata Igala, in his address, praised HYPPADEC for its immediate intervention in the dilemma of sufferers of last year’s flooding in Kogi State where four local councils were donees.
In his comments, Chief John Egwemi, the Eje Ibaji, and Chairman of Ibaji LGA traditional government specified scooping of River Niger and the erection of more barriers to efficiently handle flooding in the nation.