Federal Government to spend N100m on erosion projects in Nasarawa

The Federal Government is to spend N100m on erosion and road projects in Roguwa and Saka communities in Karu Local Government area of Nasarawa State, the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi has said.

Abdullahi disclosed this during the inauguration and handing over the erosion and road improvement work at Gora-Roguwa, Karu Local Government area of Nasarawa State, a

of statement from the ministry said yesterday.

The project is one of the 15 ecological intervention projects awarded for the second quarter after approval by the Federal Executive Council on 16th November 2018 with a completion period of 24 weeks, the statement signed by the minister’s spokesperson, Maryam Zakari, said.

The statement quoted the minister as saying 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.

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