FG to spend N100m on erosion projects in Nasarawa
The Federal Government is to spend N100 million on erosion and road projects in Roguwa and Saka communities in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi, disclosed this during the inauguration and handing over of the erosion and road improvement work at Gora-Roguwa in the local government area of the state.
The project was one of the 15 ecological intervention projects awarded by the President Muhammadu Buhari for the second quarter after approval by the Federal Executive Council on November 16, 2018, with a completion period of 24 weeks.
According to a statement by Senior Information Officer (SIO), Maryam Zakari, on behalf of Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations Unit of the ministry, the minister said the project, which was initiated through a request from Nasarawa State Government, would address the effects of erosion and flood menace in the community.
The completion of the project, he added, underscored the Federal Government’s resolve effort and sincerity of purpose in tackling environmental problems of the community.
He, therefore, urged the community to take possession of the project and ensure its adequate maintenance, adding that they should avoid filling the drainage channels with debris and refuse to avoid another spate of erosion or flooding.
Barrister Abdullahi commended the Ecological Fund Office for its intervention and effective deployment of funds to critical areas of need.
The Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, who represented the Governor of the state, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, thanked the Federal Government for improving the social status and well-being of the people of the state.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund Office, Doctor Habiba Lawal, said that the timely completion of the project was made possible through the project contractor and consultant who had worked tirelessly to ensure the completion of the projects in record time.