Erosion Project: Kano govt. to spend N500m as counterpart funding

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Gully erosion.

The Kano State Government said it would spend N500 million in 2018 as counterpart funding for the World Bank’s Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in the state.

The World Bank project is aimed at controlling gully erosion in Nigeria.

The state’s Commissioner for environment, Dr Ali Makoda, made this known at the opening of a five-day in-house procurement meeting in Kano on Thursday.

The commissioner said that significant progress was recorded in the project in 2017 and that more advancement was expected in 2018.

According to him, nine areas have been sampled for the inauguration of the project.

He said that five of the nine projects would be pioneered for Watershed Management and four would be sampled for erosion control in some Local Government Areas in the state.

The National Coordinator of the project, Alhaji Dahiru Salisu, said that…



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