Kaduna NEWMAP Commends Ekiti Government On Flood Control

May 27, 2023

The Government of Ekiti State has been commended for the proactive measures channeled towards flood and erosion control in the State.

The Kaduna State Project Coordinator of the World Bank assisted Nigeria Erosion and Watersh: Management Project, NEWMAP, Mr Jibrin Dahiri gave the commendation during a peer review visit to Ekiti State NEWMAP with some of his team members.

The Project Coordinator who now coordinates an offshoot agency of the NEWMAP, the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL), a new World Bank assisted Project, said the visit was to study the process of purchasing swam buggy and its operations towards tackling erosion in Kaduna.

According to him, the drastic efforts made by Ekiti State Government in purchasing amphibian excavators to dredge channels and waterways with a view to preventing perennial erosion menace was commendable and worthy of emulation, hence, their choice of Ekiti for the study tour.

Earlier, the Ekiti State NEWMAP Project Coordinator Dr Akinyemi Akinyugha commended the Kaduna NEWMAP team for being proactive in its resolve to tackle issues of erosion headlong as exemplified in Ekiti.

He noted that several communities in Ekiti can now heave a sigh of relief during rainy season as the amphibian excavators have been put to maximum use with very impressive results.

Akinyugha commended the State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji for taking proactive measures to dredge water ways even before warning from weather forecasts of heavy rainfall this year.

Members of Kaduna team were conducted round places where dredging of waterways were being carried out and also tutored on the best ways to handle the equipment when purchased.

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