Residents of Ungwar Sunday in Kaduna South Local Government Area have appealed to the Kaduna Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA) to evacuate the dump on some major roads to avert flooding in the area.
A community leader in the area, Mr Danjuma Sati, told the Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Kaduna that the appeal became necessary in view of the danger the refuse dump posed whenever it rains.
reports that the agency had been sensitising residents in various communities to ensure free flow of water to guard against flooding.
“The refuse was brought out from the drainage through the community self-help project; but the waste is yet to be evacuated by KEPA, the agency charged with the responsibility of clearing the refuse,’’ he said.
Sati noted that the refuse had taken over some roads in the area, as motorists had to manoeuvre through such places.
Responding to the issue, KEPA General Manager, Mr Jibrin Lawal, commended the community for the efforts being made to clear the water channels of waste.
He assured that the authority would ensure the evacuation within the shortest possible time.
Lawal, however, advised that the state agency should be promptly notified of such community self-help project for instant evacuation.
Edited by Folorunso Poroye/Wale Ojetimi