Irikkefe V. Dafe: River Ethiope

River Ethiope
Friday, March 1, 2013
The River Ethiope is found in the Delta State of Nigeria. The River originates from a community called Umuaja and flows through several others before joining the sea at Sapele. The River is shared by four local government councils namely Ukwuani, Ethiope East, Okpe and Sapele with an estimated population of 1.7 million people. The river is about 50km long. River Ethiope Irikkefe V. Dafe The River Ethiope is a river of outstanding beauty. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is home to a great biodiversity of plants and animals. The river provides ecosystem services such as flood

Damming Nigeria's Wetlands People: Communities Work Together to Restore Lives And Livelihoods

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