The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi has disclosed that the Federal Government is to spend N100m on erosion and road projects in Roguwa and Saka communities, in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
A press release by Maryam Zakari, a senior information officer in the ministry, said the minister made the disclosure during the inauguration and handing over of the erosion and road improvement work at Gora-Roguwa, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The Project is one of the fifteen ecological intervention projects awarded by the President for the second quarter after approval by the Federal Executive Council on 16th November 2018 with a completion period of 24 weeks.
The Minister said the project, which was initiated through a request from Nasarawa State Government would address the effects of erosion and flood menace in the community.
He said that the completion of the project underscored the Federal Government’s resolve effort and sincerity of purpose in tackling environmental problems of the community.
He, therefore, urged the community to take possession of the project and ensure its adequate maintenance, adding that they should avoid filling the drainage channels with debris and refuse to avoid another spate of erosion or flooding.
Barrister Abdullahi commended the Ecological Fund Office for its intervention and effective deployment of funds to critical areas of need.
The Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Doctor Emmanuel Akabe who represented the Governor of Nasarawa State, Engineer Abdullahi Sule thanked the Federal Government for improving the social status and well-being of the people of Nasarawa State.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund Office, Doctor Habiba Lawal said that the timely completion of the project was made possible through the project contractor (Messrs Power hill Construction Limited) and consultant (Messrs Sunds Engineering Service Limited) who had worked tirelessly to ensure the completion of the projects in record time.