45 communities to benefit from $2m worth ACRe-SAL project in Bauchi

Nasir Shuaibu, Bauchi

No fewer than 45 communities across 20 local government areas of Bauchi State are to benefit from a $2 million US Dollars environmental control and management Projects.

The Project which is in collaboration with the State, Federal Government and the World Bank has four major components to include Dry land Management, Community Climate Resilience, Institutional Strengthening and Emergency Response.

Under the Project, eight communities of Gwaram, Gwalolo, Gwallagan Mayaki, Duguri, Cheledi, and Sulaiman Adamu were identified to benefit from major projects that would address critical aspect of environmental challenges including flood control project, bridges and drainages construction as well as construction Water Retention wall.

At a stakeholders engagement on the implementation of the project in Bauchi, Governor Bala Mohammed noted that the state has paid N500 million as counterpart fund to attract the intervention in view of its impact on the lives of the citizenry.

According to him, his administration would not relent in supporting programmes aimed at providing solution to communities being bedeviled by environmental related challenges.

In an addresses, the Acting National Project Coordinator, Ayuba Anda who was represented by the project monitoring specialist Engr. Mukhtar Yakubu Tanko congratulated the state for securing the grant and called for effective implementation.

Also speaking, the state commissioner Ministry  of Housing and Environmental Hamisu Mu’azu Shira and State Project Coordinator Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim charged the benefiting communities and relevant stakeholders to provide all the needed  cooperation towards achieving success.

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