Cleric calls for dredging of River Niger



Bishop Prosper Amah of the Anglican Diocese of Ogbaru, has called for the  “immediate dredging” of the River Niger.

This, according to him, is to save the coastal communities in Anambra from incessant flood.

Amah made the call in an interview with journalists on Sunday at Ogbaru in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra.

He regretted that most communities in Ogbaru have been submerged by flood.

He said, “If the Federal Government had heeded calls by different groups and individuals to properly dredge the River Niger, this disaster could have been averted.”

The clergy said that church services in Ogbaru Diocese had been affected due to flood which, he said, also submerged the Bishop’s Court and Saint James the Great Cathedral at Atani.

“Flood had taken over the headquarters of the Diocese and many other churches, disrupting church activities, including soul-winning services and human development in the area,” he lamented.

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