Federal Executive Council approves ₦17bn for erosion control

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By Timothy Choji, Abuja

The Federal Executive Council has approved over seventeen billion naira for erosion control across the country.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents.

He said: “Approval for award of contracts for emergency procurement of first and second quarters 2020 soil erosion/flood and pollution control accelerated intervention projects in favour of various contractors in the sum of N17.754,717,234.41 inclusive of 7.5 percent VAT with various completion/delivery periods.”

Adesina listed the benefiting States to include Anambra, Ekiti, Lagos, Delta, Bauchi, Kano, Benue, Plateau, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Giving further details on Wednesday’s approval, the Presidential Spokesperson said:

“Gully erosion and control along Ndam/Agbor road, Nnobi and Alor towns in Idemili/South LGA, Phase two, Anambra State, N.495,878,764 – 18 months. Erosion and flood menace beside Yem Kem House along Oye-Ifaki road, Oye LGA, N792,311,211.11 – nine months

“Somolu/Bariga LGA/Akoka/Ilaje community, Akoka-Lagos flood and erosion control project, Lagos State, N1.786,146,630.98 – 10 months. Gully erosion control at Egbo-Ideh community, Ugheli South LGA, Delta State, N1,328,306,924.00 – 24 months

“Gully erosion control and road improvement work in Darazo LGA, Bauchi State, N3,897,577,627.79 – 24 months. Gully erosion control works at Ladanal community, Nasarawa LGA, Kano, N1,337,681,584.69 – eight months

“Devastating effect of gully erosion in Gboko township, Benue State, N1.503,970.714.83 – 12 months. Erosion and flood control work in Wase and Bashar towns, Wase LGA, Plateau State, N1,687,162,328.95 – 14 months.

“And gully erosion control and road improvement work along Plot 1398, off Kainji Crescent and Katampe Extension, FCT, Abuja, N555,569,610.76 – six months. Soil erosion, River channelisation and slope protection within Maitama District (Phase II, FCT, Abuja, N1,887,495,486.63 – 12 months,” he said.

Adesina said the approved projects were for the first and second quarters of the current year, in line with government’s desire of making life better for its citizens.

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