Chokocho

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Chokocho
Chokocho is located in Nigeria
Chokocho
Chokocho
Chokocho shown within Nigeria
Coordinates: 4°59′27″N 7°03′16″E / 4.990833°N 7.054444°E / 4.990833; 7.054444
Country  Nigeria
State Rivers State
Local Government Area Etche
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Chokocho is a community in Rivers State, Nigeria near the Otamiri River. The Chokocho bridge across the Otamiri, damaged during the Nigerian civil war, was rebuilt during the governorship of Peter Odili.[1] The bridge on the IgwurutaOkehiOkpalla road is 60m x 11m (4 spans of 15m each), built by Setraco Nigeria Ltd and completed in December 2002.[2] In March 2008, Ephraim Nwuzi of the Etche Local Government Area said he was going to complete "abandoned projects" like the cottage hospital at Chokocho.[3]

The Global Memorandum of Understanding initiated in 2005 by Shell Producing Company has provided development funds, administered by the Etche One Cluster Development Foundation. In 2007, the people of Chokocho chose to rehabilitate their water facilities and install electricity supply to the entire community.[4] In August 2009, the foundation commissioned six rooms of lock-up shops in Chokocho Community.[5]

Random sand samples from the bank of Otamiri River between Chokocho and Umuanyaga, Etche Local Government Area, Rivers State showed that 86% of the sand particles are within the ideal range for glass making.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assembly aspirant lauds Odili for developing Etche". Rivers State House of Assembly. 2006-07-16. Retrieved 2009-10-14. [dead link]
  2. ^ "DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF CHOKOCHO BRIDGE". Setraco Nigeria Ltd. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  3. ^ Joe Kalu. "We Are Going to Consolidate On Our Achievements". The Beam News. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  4. ^ Bennett Oghifo (17 July 2008). "Driving Development in the Creeks". This Day. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  5. ^ "Etche One Cluster Development Foundation". Etche One Cluster Development Foundation. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  6. ^ USHIE, F.A.; ESU, E.O.; UDOM, G.J. (2005). "A Preliminary Evaluation of Otamiri River Sands for the Production of Plain Glass". Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management. 9 (1): 65–68. ISSN 1119-8362. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 

Coordinates: 4°59′27″N 7°03′16″E / 4.990833°N 7.054444°E / 4.990833; 7.054444