Otaru of Auchi, UNIBEN VC, Salami, others present as Obaseki launches Edo FEWMA
The Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe III, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami; and the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof. Darlington Obaseki, are among guests present at the official launch of the Edo State Flood, Erosion, and Watershed Management Agency (Edo FEWMA), in Benin City.
The ceremony is currently taking place at the Festival Hall, Government House in Benin City, with the crème de la crème of Nigeria’s environment ecosystem, among other stakeholders including traditional and community leaders, in attendance.
Governor Godwin Obaseki will, as part of the launch, unveil the state’s new engineering design capabilities to accelerate the process of interventions in flood and erosion as well as PikAmSel, an App developed to facilitate the government’s efforts at addressing the menace of plastic and aluminum can wastes, which pose serious floods and drainage problems and constitute an immense threat to the functionality of stormwater infrastructure, moats, and other drainage systems in the state.
Other guests at the event include the Edo State Head of service, Anthony Okungbowa Esq.; the Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability, Osasere Evbuomwan; Commissioner for Water Resources, Moses Agbukor; Chief Imam, Sheik Abdul-Fatai Enabulele.
Also in attendance are Commissioner for Digital Economy, Science and Technology, Dr. Bartholomew Brai; Commissioner for Public Security and Safety, Omololu Ojehomo and the General Manager, Edo Waste Management Board, Mr. Charles Omorogbe, among others.