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Environmental degradation: Enugu community protests against UNN

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Youths from Obukpa Group, in Nsukka Native Authorities Space of Enugu State, on Friday, took to the streets of their numbers protesting what they known as alleged degradation of their atmosphere by the College of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN.

The protest was in help of a N100m swimsuit already slammed on the College by a member of the neighborhood, Hon. Nnaemeka Aleke.

Obukpa is likely one of the host communities of UNN.

Quickly after the swimsuit was filed, the standard ruler of Ajuona Obukpa Autonomous Group, HRH, Igwe Mathias Ezea, wrote a letter to the UNN, whereby he distanced himself and the neighborhood from the courtroom motion.

The protest by the youths, in solidarity with Aleke, is a counter to the motion of the standard ruler.

Through the protest, the youths warned these they described as “saboteurs” to desist from additional actions able to thwarting efforts being made to treatment their atmosphere from the menace of flood and erosion.

Addressing journalists in the course of the protest, a Human Rights Activist, Obiora Omeje, who mentioned he volunteered to organise the youths to make sure peace and order, mentioned the neighborhood had suffered a lot wreckage from the devastating flood.

Omeje equally maintained that the Obukpa neighborhood, as one of many peaceable hosts to the primary indigenous College in Nigeria, deserved different Company Social Obligations aside from the degradation they’ve been struggling over time.

Additionally talking, the youth chief of Ejuona Obukpa neighborhood, Michael Ugwu, whereas asking those that wrote the counter letter to UNN, together with the standard ruler of the neighborhood, Igwe Ezea, to withdraw it with fast impact, alleged that among the signatories to the letter had been cast.

He additionally mentioned, “This protest is all about registering our disappointment with the dangerous leaders in Ajuona Obukpa. One in all our brothers sued UNN as a result of the flood from the establishment is damaging our properties and endangering our lives and a few saboteurs from the neighborhood wrote a counter letter to the college, distancing the neighborhood and themselves from the swimsuit.

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“The standard ruler, the City Union President, Fabian Ozioko, and one Sunday Asadu, impersonating to be a youth chief of the neighborhood wrote the counter letter and we aren’t comfortable about it. The authorized adviser to the standard ruler, Barr. Paully Eze is equally a type of that wrote the counter letter.

“The neighborhood isn’t in help of the counter letter and need them to withdraw it instantly. The youths of Obukpa are in complete help of the swimsuit by Aleke, demanding that UNN settle the neighborhood for the damages they’ve incurred from flooding and erosion.

“The saboteurs equally cast the signature of the non secular head of the Umu Esege clan who’s the oldest man in Obukpa as being a part of the counter letter. The non secular chief has washed off his arms from something regarding the counter letter.”

Additionally, one other neighborhood member, Ekene Ugwuanyi, who spoke in the course of the protest, mentioned the neighborhood was bored with the “promise and fail,” antics of UNN in addressing the difficulty of environmental degradation locally.

He equally mentioned that the youths of the neighborhood would proceed to protest till their calls for had been met by UNN, including that the case of forgery by the saboteurs can be tackled squarely.

The visibly indignant protesters, with placards inscribed, “UNN, even frequent roads on your host neighborhood; UNN, our houses have been destroyed by flood out of your campus. Sufficient is sufficient; Obukpa isn’t an erosion diversion zone. Repair our roads,” amongst others, marched to the residence of the Ajuona conventional ruler. Nevertheless, his gate was beneath lock and key.

Addressing the protesters at his palace , the standard ruler of Owerre Obukpa, HRH, Igwe Evaristus Eze instructed the youths that they had been preventing a simply trigger.

The monarch, who equally suggested the youths to be peaceable in the course of the protest, instructed them to not be bothered concerning the counter letter, assuring them that the neighborhood had assembled a workforce of legal professionals to deal with it.

When reached, the City Union President, Ozioko, refused to touch upon the counter letter on the bottom that he was driving.

 

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