PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved a number of Ecological Fund Intervention projects for the 4th Quarter of 2016. The approved projects which are spread across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria are located in 11 States.
The projects and their various locations are: erosion and flood control project office fields in Suru, Bagudu and Shanga local government areas in Kebbi State; remediation of sludge at Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (phase II) (iii) Ogun State: Flood and Erosion Control Works in Abeokuta Township; Osun State: channelisation and de-silting of Okoko and Ogbagba Rivers in Osogbo Township, and Cross River: Adiabo Okutikang beach gully erosion control works, Odukpani local government area. Others are Delta State: Remediation of Sludge Pit and Oil Spillage at Warri Refinery (Phase II); Adamawa State: Mubi Flood Erosion Control Works and River Yadzaram Training (Phase I); Bauchi State: Erosion and Flood Control Works in Bogoro Towa, Bogoro local government area and in Gadon, Toro/Market Road, Toro local government Area; Anambra: Erosion Control Works at Nda, Nnobiand, Agbor, Idemili Local Government Area; Imo StateOwalla – Avuvu Erosion Control Works (Phase II); Benue State: Amper Flood Hazards and Erosion Control Works; Gully Erosion Control Works at Federal Government College, Itobi.
The execution of these projects will address the challenges of gully and soil erosion, incessant flooding and air pollution that has ravaged the impacted communities and caused loss of lives in certain instances.
When these projects are completed, the sufferings of the affected communities will be ameliorated. There will be increased food production which will stimulate the economy and lead to the creation of jobs, according to a statement signed by Bolaji Adebiyi, director, Press, for the secretary to the government of the federation.
— Oct 20, 2016 @ 17:50 GMT