A popular three-star hotel in Akwa , Anambra State Known as The Grand Riviera, is facing immense collapse due to constant erosion occasioned by rainfall.
The hotel, the Anambra High Court which is beside it, and the Federal High Court which is a few metres away, are all being threatened by erosion.
New Agancy of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal High Court has already lost its premises to the erosion and two other buildings are seriously threatened by the environmental changes.
The Manager of the hotel, Mr Tagbo Igboka said the erosion started washing away the foundation of the 12-year-old hotel only about two years.
He said that the hotel’s management had spent not less than ₦20 million on erosion control and repair works ever since encroaching.
He explained that they have received high-powered delegations on inspection; people from the Federal Ministry of Environment, the ecological fund and even our own state ministry on environment have visited.
However, there has not been any intervention to mitigate the threat from them. Yet as a corporate organization, we have been paying our dues to government.
Igboka noted that the problem was caused by a particular erosion channel which had made the entire zone a “disaster area”.
“ Only if the channel was linked to the Imoka River, the problem of erosion would be resolved”. He said
Igboka calls on the Federal and state government to quickly intervene to control the menace to prevent an avoidable predicament turning into a disaster.