President Muhammadu Buhari stated this in a message to the inauguration of the completed Amachara-Umuahia Flood and Erosion Control in Abia State.
Represented by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, President Buhari said the project would check the risk posed by erosion and persistent flooding.
The President noted that the timely completion of the project was a demonstration of the commitment of the Federal Government to fairness, equity and justice.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Eme Okoro described erosion as a major environment threat in the State, noting that the problem was having adverse effect on farming activities.
The Governor stressed the need for more synergy between the State and Federal Governments to tackle erosion menace in communities across the State.
In a remark, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, Dr Georgina Ehurie, called on the community to ensure close monitoring of the project and take ownership for sustainability.
Some Residents of the community said the completion of the project had restored hope among the people.
The Amachara Flood and Erosion Project was among the twenty-six Ecological projects awarded by the Federal Government in the first quarter of 2017.