20 Aug



As part of its effort to tackle flooding across the nation, the Federal Government recently commissioned erosion control project in Bagudu Local Government Area of Kebbi state.

Commissioning the project, the Chairman Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Muhammad Adamu Aliero in his keynote address stated that the intervention project was awarded by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) through Ecological Fund Office (EFO) to address the devastating effect of flooding and erosion menace in the rice field, as well as reduce dangers to lives and properties in Bagudu LGA and its environs.

Aliero added that the completion of the project had underscored the Federal Government‘s effort and sincerity of purpose in tackling environmental problems across the country thereby making life more meaningful to the people. While commending the Ecological Fund Office (EFO) and the contactors for their team work and cooperation Senator Aliero appealed to the community to jealously guard and protect the project.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary (EFO), Dr. Habiba Lawal represented by the Deputy Director of Soil Erosion and Flood Control Department, Mr. Eluma Mathias disclosed that the project was one of the first quarter 2016 Federal Government intervention projects which were approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in 2017 for an urgent intervention through a request made by Alhaji Nasiru Idris on the need to arrest the continuous flood and erosion menace in Bagudu Rice Field of the State.

She pointed out that the timely completion was made possible through the effort of the contractor and consultant who worked tirelessly to ensure minimum loss of time. She appealed to the benefitting community to take over and exercise ownership over the project by ensuring its maintenance and sustainability.

Meanwhile the project contractor Mr. Musa disclosed that the project was awarded in March 2017 and completed in June 2018 with the duration period of 12 months, stating that the primary aim of the creation of dike with 18km in length and 2.5m in height along the Rice farm was to control flood in the field, stating that the dike is over 18km in length and an average of 2.5m in height.







Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation Sen. Muhammad Adamu displaying the certificate at Bagudu Rice Farm



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