Kogi, NEWMAP committed to tackle erosion menace

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Kogi State Government, in collaboration with the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), has reaffirmed commitment to intensify efforts to tackle the menace of erosion across the state.

The Commissioner for Environment, Mr Victor Adewale Omofaiye, disclosed this when he led a delegation of the World bank representatives and NEWMAP team on an assessment tour to some gully sites in Idah, Olamaboro, Okene and Adavi Local Government Areas of the state.

Omofaiye said the tour was to have on the spot assessment of the devastating effects of erosion on the areas and inspect the ongoing projects.
He stressed that the present administration in the stste would give optimum priority to environmental challenges in the state.

The commissioner assured that his ministry would ensure thorough supervision of all ongoing projects due to their direct impact on the masses by improving their well being and bringing succour to erosion victims.

Omofaiye, who clamoured for the extension of the laudable NEWMAP projects, restated the determination of Governor Yahaya Bello-led administration to leave legacies that would inspire the next generation.

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