Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), a programme of the World Bank, has announced that the bank has proposed $500 million to address erosion challenges across various states in Nigeria, adding that the amount will be accessed by benefitting states through payment of counterpart funds.
Dr. Amos Abu, task Leader of NEWMAP stated this at an inspection of some erosion sites in Delta State, and acknowledged that the state government has paid its counterpart fund of N500 million to access its share of the money.
Residents of Shagari Estate, Mosan-Okunola Local Council Development Area, Lagos, have been thrown into darkness as the base of some electric poles in the area have been eroded.Investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reveals that the Ikeja Electric Distribution Company (IKEDC) had switched off electric supply to the area to avert impending danger.
This is because the basement of one of the poles carrying 33KVA electric lines has been greatly eroded.
Mr Olufemi Ojo, the Community Development Association (CDA) Chairman […]
The Anambra state government has concluded plans to plant one million trees in the state as part of efforts to curb the menacing effects of gully erosion in the state.
Managing Director of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, Mr. Michael Okonkwo, who is also the chairman of the steering committee of the tree planting exercise, said his committee had visited Lagos State to understudy that state’s Greenery Projects programme aimed at developing Parks and Gardens at strategic areas.
According to him, Anambra […]