The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang has urged the federal government to ensure that contracting firms are held accountable on environmental impact assessment before they begin work on any project.
The Senator made the call at the commissioning of erosion project at Nduotong Oku in Uyo Local government of Akawa Ibom state constructed by the Ecological Fund 0ffice on Sunday.
The Presidential Aide said that the erosion disaster in the Nduotong was not natural but arose as a result of excavated laterites in the community for Ekom Iman, Ekid Itam and Itam junction road constructions projects without any remedial measures.
Senator Enang who initiated and got the approval of the federal government noted that there is always provision for obtaining laterite in the road construction contract.
He commended the Secretary to Government of the Federation and the Permanent Secretary of Ecological fund for their effort on the project.
The Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godsdwill Akpabio who commissioned the project congratulated Senator Ita Enang for his initiative which has brought Succor to the people of Nduotong Oku.
Earlier, the Chief of the community Chief Enefiok Samuel commended the President for approving the project and appealed to him to ensure that water is channeled to the stream so that it will be appreciated.