Thursday, 15 August 2013

‘Atlantic City affecting Lagos coastline’



The Federal Government has said there is a need to monitor the Eko Atlantic City project due to the impact it is having on the environment.
 “The Deputy Director, Erosion and Control, Federal Ministry Environment, Adekunle Oshekoye called for more action towards arresting the impacts of the sea-rise, ocean surge and consequent impacts of the Eko Atlantic City Project,” a statement said on Thursday.
Environmental Stakeholders also stated at a meeting convened by the National Emergency Management Agency at the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, that there was a need for the regular environmental impacts assessment despite the position of Lagos State Government that the initial assessment of the project did not indicate any danger to the coastlines.
The stakeholders submitted that assessment on Lagos Lagoon, which is known as the most tumultuous and unstable West African coastlines, was necessary because of the daily human activities.
The Director of Search and Rescue, NEMA, Air Commodore Charles Otegbade, revealed that the ocean surge had caused physical damages to the premises of the 81 division of the Nigerian Army and other areas in other parts of the country.

BY ENIOLA AKINKUOTU 



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