In order to further develop Agura Community in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos State, Onyinoms Global Ventures Ltd, said its dredging operations at the coastline will ensure free movement and easy network on the creeks.
According to the MD/CEO Onyinoms Global Ventures Ltd, Ukah Emmanuel reiterates that the dredging operations will not hinder or affect water transport within the community.
“We are however creating an avenue for the community to be able to transport themselves to other communities without stress or hindrance. The creek will be made available for easy network while we go on with our dredging without affecting water transport in the community.
“The depth will be about four depth then fifteen meters weight. And from the Agura creek we are joining the Ijede water. Hence, the boat users will be able to run their boat freely from the creek without pushing to the front before starting their journey, Emmanuel said.
Meanwhile, “the company and the community recently signed a MoU alongside an indemnity form that was well signed therefore, necessary provisions have been made and our intention is to further help develop Agura community.
Emmanuel added, lot of people do not know that the community has a lot of tourism facilities, especially the creek where the sand dredging will commence.”
“This is huge and our company is bearing the risks of the expenses which are millions especially in creating the channels for navigation and standard dredgings. Hence, the MoU signed is a standard one set by the Ministry of Mines which is a guideline that has to be followed by any investor or Miner because it is certain and nobody can reject it.”
On his part, Technical Consultant, Agura Sand Dredging Project, Chief Bartholomew Chimezie, said in order to make the creek accessible for the community, the company had agreed on making it one meter deep since the water level at the creek is shallow.
“The project will enhance the navigational status of this community. Luxury boats will be coming in which will enhance the Tourism potential of this area. Hence, it will certainly promote tourism as a lot of foreigners would want to access and as well explore this place.
In his contribution, representative of the Baale Agura Community, Ogunderu family of Agura, Musibau Badru Ogunderu expressed that the community is happy with the project.
He said, “we have been expecting this company even before the company finally arrived because this creek has been here for more than five hundred years, there is nobody here doing anything on this land however, since the CEO of Onyinoms Global came here to help develop this area we are so happy and pleased with the development.”