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Buhari approves ecological fund projects in 11 states


Buhari-2President Muhammadu Buhari has approved ecological fund intervention projects for the fourth quarter of 2016 in 11 states of the federation.

The beneficiaries include: erosion and flood control project for rice fields in Suru, Bagudu and Shanga Local Government Areas, all in Kebbi State; remediation of sludge at Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (Phase II), in Kaduna State; flood and erosion control works in Abeokuta township, Ogun State; and channelisation and de-silting of Okoko and Ogbagba Rivers in Osogbo township in Osun State.

“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,” said a statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation signed by the Director Press, Bolaji Adebiyi.

Other beneficiaries include: Adiabo Okutikang beach gully erosion control works, Odukpani Local Government Area in Cross River; remediation of sludge pit and oil spillage at Warri Refinery (Phase II), in Delta State; Mubi flood erosion control works and River Yadzaram training (Phase I), in Adamawa State; and erosion and flood control works in Bogoro, Bogoro Local Government Area and in Gadon Toro/Market Road, Toro Local Government Area, Bauchi State.

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1 Comment
  • Anne Mumuney

    Every day, the newspapers carry stories about hundreds of millions of Naira the Government is spending on projects. I would love to see follow up reports, to determine if these projects have actually come to fruition, or if they exist at all. A simple one was the egg a day for school children. A huge loan facility was reportedly given to a company to administer this project so that poultry farmers would be able to satisfy the daily requirements of the schools. Does anyone know what happened. Are school children at all levels now receiving at least 1 egg a day. I think part of the responsibilty of journalists at this present time in our history, is to follow up and report on the outcome of these stories on a regular basis. It is part of trying to bring some small level of accountability into being. This article is about an ecological intervention fund – can we have a report of the progress in 3 – 6 months time? Don’t let these issues just die a natural death and become yesterday’s news.