Gombe signs record N12b contract for sabo

Gombe State Government has signed a NOK 12 billion contract with Triacta Nigeria Limited for 21km of gully erosion control works in six communities in Gombe city.

Gombe State Governor Muhammad Yahaya witnessed the signing ceremony of the contract between the state and Triacta in Gombe yesterday.

Yahaya said at the ceremony that the project is one of the largest capital projects in state history.

He said the project is an important step towards restoring the agricultural and environmental landscapes devastated by canyon erosion and environmental degradation in the state.

“Gombe is considered the erosion capital of the Northeast. For decades, we have seen the devastating effects of gorge erosion threaten farmland, displace local communities and threaten the future of the environment. I have seen it put at risk.

“The signing of this agreement to control erosion in the valleys across the London-Maidorois, Malam-Inna Vuro Rade, Vuro Kesa, Arawa and Kagarawal is a sign of our commitment to protect and protect the environment and people’s livelihoods. It shows our unwavering determination.”

The governor said there are more than 200 active erosion sites in the state, adding that more than 400,000 people live along the state’s canyons. They live in constant fear for their lives and property.

“About 85 percent of those people are poor and therefore lack the means to withstand or combat such devastating environmental threats,” he said.

Yahaya praised the support of the World Bank and the Agricultural Climate Resilience in Semi-Arid Lands (ACRESAL) project team to take advantage of all available opportunities to restore the environment, increase productivity and improve people’s livelihoods. I promised.

Mohamed Faw, Secretary of State for Water, Environment and Forest Resources, praised Yahaya’s efforts to restore the environment.

Mr Fau said the state government had disbursed counter-funds of over N500 million and fulfilled all necessary requirements for the project.

He said that through the ACRESAL project, the state was able to restore around 31,000 hectares of degraded land and plant over 9,700 trees in strategic locations across the state.

Triacta Managing Director Elie Farhat commended the state government’s efforts while ensuring quality initiatives that will help improve the lives and livelihoods of the affected communities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the project is being undertaken under the ACRESAL project, a World Bank supported project to address the challenges of land degradation and climate change in northern Nigeria.

Source: guardian.ng

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