by Alabi Usman
President Buhari has approved some Ecological Fund Intervention Projects for the 4th quarter of the year 2016.
Bolaji Adebiyi, director media in the office of the Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) in a statement said the approved projects which are spread across the 6 Geo-Political Zones of Nigeria are located in 11 states.
Bolaji listed the projects including their locations as, Kaduna State: Remediation of Sludge at Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (phase II); Kebbi State: Erosion and Flood Control Projects of Rice Fields in Suru, Bagudu and Shanga Local Government Areas; Ogun State: Flood and Erosion Control Works in Abeokuta Township; Osun State: Channelization and De-Silting of Okoko and Ogbagba Rivers in Osogbo Township.
Cross River: Adiabo Okutikang Beach Gully Erosion Control Works, Odukpani Local Government Area; In Delta State: Remediation of Sludge Pit and Oil Spillage at Warri Refinery (Phase II). Others are Adamawa State: Mubi Flood Erosion Control Works and River Yadzaram Training (Phase I); Bauchi State: Erosion and Flood Control Works in Bogoro Towa, Bogoro Local Government and in Gadon Toro/Market Road, Toro Local Government Area.
Anambra: Erosion Control Works at Nda, Nnobi and, Agbor, Idemili Local Government; Imo State: Owalla-Avuvu Erosion Control Works (Phase II). Benue State: Amper Flood Hazards and Erosion Control Works; Gully Erosion Control Works at Federal Government College, Itobi.
According to Bolaji Adebiyi, the execution of these projects will address the challenges of gully and soil erosion, incessant flooding and air pollution that has ravaged the communities and caused loss of lives in certain instances.