• World Bank partners with states to combat erosion menace, plans to release $500 million

    World Bank partners with states to combat erosion menace, plans to release $500 million

    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.

    Inspecting […]

  • Erosion throws residents of Shagari estate, Lagos, into darkness

    Erosion throws residents of Shagari estate, Lagos, into darkness

    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 […]

  • Erosion threatens road linking Jonathan’s home town

    Erosion threatens road linking Jonathan’s home town

    Erosion is now threatening to cut off the failed Onuebum Road linking Otuoke, former President Goodluck Jonathan home town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

    The road, which straddles Otuoke, Agbura, Azikoro communities and the Julius Berger axis of Sani Abacha expressway in Yenagoa, has been a source of concern to motorists in recent times.

    Though riddled with several craters, it remains the quickest route to Otuoke, which also hosts a federal university.

    Findings revealed that the eroded section of the […]

  • Anambra to tackle erosion with 1m trees

    Anambra to tackle erosion with 1m trees

    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 […]