By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved Ecological Fund Intervention Projects in 11 states across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria for the 4th quarter of 2016.
Mr Adebiyi Bolaji, the Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) stated this in a statement sent to Blackface news on Thursday evening.
He said the projects included the Erosion and Flood Control Project of Rice Fields in Suru, Bagudu and Shanga Local Government Areasin Kebbi, the remediation of sludge at Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company Phase, II in Kaduna state and flood and erosion control works in Abeokuta Township in Ogun were among the projects.
Also approved were the channelisation and de-silting of Okoko and Ogbagba Rivers in Osogbo township in Osun and Adiabo Okutikang beach gully erosion control Works, Odukpani Local Government Area in Cross Rivers.
The list also included the Remediation of Sludge Pit and Oil Spillage at Warri Refinery Phase II in Delta and the Mubi Flood Erosion Control Works and River Yadzaram Training Phase I in Adamawa.
In Bauchi the president approved the Erosion and Flood Control Works in Bogoro Towa, Bogoro Local Government Area and the Gadon Toro/Market Road, Toro Local Government Area.
Adebiyi said that Erosion Control Works at Nda, Nnobi and, Agbor, Idemili Local Government Area in Anambra and the Owalla – Avuvu Erosion Control Works Phase II in Imo were also approved.
Also approved are the Amper Flood Hazards and Erosion Control Works and the Gully Erosion Control Works at Federal Government College, Itobi in Benue.
The statement said the execution of the projects would address the challenges posed by gully and soil erosion, incessant flooding and air pollution ravaging communities in the affected areas.