Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) , a federal government collaboration with Kano state government using support from the World Bank will intervene in nine sites in Kano as a first phase work in Erosion sites , and Water Conservation in Dawakin Tofa, Kiru, Ungogo shinono, Takai, Tarauni and Makoda Local government areas.
This was disclosed by Kano state project coordinator of NEWMAP Malam Musa Shu’aibu during a sensitization workshop held at Makoda local government. According to him the project will address flooding, poor management of solid waste and enhance water Conservation with good impact on the affected communities by providing economic livelihood to the poor and affected people.
He added that, the creation of the project was in line with the country strategic response to the challenges and worsening land degradation and environmental insecurity in Nigeria. Since the date of effectiveness, the transformational revolution brought about in tackling land degradation and gully erosion has endeared the citizenry to the project.
The state project coordinator further revealed that, in previous years NEWMAP’s success in transforming degraded landscape battered with massive gully erosion into a healthy landscape has been described as a remarkable achievement by many stakeholders who had seen the positive impact of the project.