Lawmaker flags off N700m erosion control project in Kano
A member representing Nasarawa Federal Constituency of Kano State in the House of Representatives, Nasiru Ali Ahmad, has unveiled a N700m erosion control project for his constituent.
The project is to address the gully erosion challenges threatening Nassarawa community in the metropolis, especially during the raining season.
Speaking on the initiative, the lawmaker expressed regretted at the degree of environmental degradation, especially the last flood that destroyed part of Albisi Cemetery.
Ahmed reinstated commitment to attract more Federal Government constituency projects to addressing infrastructural and environmental challenges to make life better for the people.
He, however, pledged to fast track the implementation of the erosion containment project, in order to achieve the goal before next rainy season.
“Erosion is our major environmental threat in Nasarawa Federal constituency, especially the impact on our graveyards, where we had report of human bodies being washed away by heavy rainfalls. We also regret a situation where decomposing dead bodies are being exposed as a result of the flood, constituting health hazards to the communities.
” It is disheartening to see the severity of damage caused by erosion, especially on our property and farmlands. That is the major reason we decided to intervene urgently to curtail further degradation. We shall continued to attracts more developmental projects to our constituency,” Ahmad said.
It would be recalled that about 300 corpses were exhumed by the heavy downpour at the Albishir graveyard in Tudun Murtala quarters, Nasarawa Council of Kano State alone.
Residents of communities who were reportedly exposed to series of communicable diseases had sought the quick intervention of the Federal lawmaker to save them from untold hardship in the area.
Dignitaries at the project launch include Alhaji Yahaya Bagobiri, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau who was represented by Surajo Kaura Goje and Rabiu Baba Nabegu.