World Bank, Katsina construct N24b drainages
The World Bank, in collaboration with the Katsina State Government, is to expend over N24.6 billion on the construction of drainages in Funtua, Jibia, Katsina and Malumfashi, councils of the state.
Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) will supervise the 40km project. Speaking yesterday at the distribution of cheques to persons whose lands would be affected by the project, Governor Aminu Masari said the project was part of his government’s efforts to check flooding in the affected councils. More than N6 billion has been expended by the state in the last five years to address environmental challenges, he added.