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The geographical region occupied by Akwa Ibom State is threatened by natural disasters largely as a result of uncontrolled human activities. If the occupants do not desist from destructive land use, Akwa Ibom may sink under water. This is a warning given by a building professional, Architect Chris Umoren. The MD/CEO of Stainerz Properties Ltd Architect Chris Umoren warned of impending disaster waiting to happen in Akwa Ibom due to the effect of land misuse. In a chat with a reporter of WetinHappen magazine, over the weekend in Uyo, Architect Chris Umoren said people misuse land by having activities in areas where naturally, by simple urban development laws, they shouldn’t be doing so.  “People now build on drains, and on natural pathway of water thus, they block the paths that water should naturally flow, and of course with such blockade, water must naturally find its way, and when that happens, it comes with a lot of destruction.”, he said. He also added that Akwa Ib

How Akwa Ibom Elders Gave Our Environment to Non-Indigenes To Destroy In Exchange For ‘Kaikai’

Dredging Equipment on One River Have you ever seen Lorries vigorously move fine sand to and fro various locations in Akwa Ibom State? Well, a good number of them are guilty of illegal sand mining and are destroying our environment for us. While some excavate from river beds with metal buckets, their traditional tools, some have since employed advanced technology thereby enhancing their trade of degrading our natural environment. Investigations reveal that the owners of the dredging plants are non indigenes of Akwa Ibom who bribed community leaders with ‘Kaikai’, goat meat and peanuts. While sand mining is not in itself an illegal activity, there are licensed locations where the activity may occur. Besides, it is strictly monitored to ensure that it does not damage the environment. This is not only the case in Akwa Ibom as confirmed by the Ministries of Environment and that of Works; it is standard practice all over the world, otherwise, there would be widespread cases of se