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Bauchi LGs to enjoy N10bn Ecological Fund

| April 10, 2013 More

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No fewer than nine local government councils of Bauchi State will benefit from the N10 billion ecological fund approved by the Federal Government for economic tree planting in the north.

Alhaji Mahiru Mai-Wada, the Commissioner for Environment and Forestry, disclosed this on Monday in Bauchi at a one-day workshop on Promoting Environmental Sustainability and Flood Control at the Grassroots.

Addressing participants from the 20 local government areas of the state at the workshop organised by the Ministry for Local Government Affairs, Mai-Wada said the gesture was part of a crusade to fight ecological problems in the state.

He named Itas, Gadau, Jama’are, Warji, Gamawa, Darazo, Katagum, Kirfi, Shira and Misau Local Government Areas (LGAs) as beneficiaries of the fund.

Mai-Wada also named environmental degradation and floods as ecological problems that posed serious threats against humanity, asserting that “these problems will persist until the culture of environmental sustainability was inculcated in human activities.’’

He noted that desertification; depletion of the ozone layer and indiscriminate felling of trees were some of the environmental problems that were affecting the people, and stated that “every member of the society has a role to play in arresting the situation’’.

In a keynote address at the occasion, the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Alhaji Ahmed Faggo, said the workshop was organised to acquaint the participants with basic knowledge and skills to promote agricultural practices.

He said that workshop also aimed at environmental sustainability and flood control, development of shelter-belt to checkmate desert encroachment in the state.

Faggo urged the participants to be attentive to the resource persons to enable them gain knowledge on how to curb some of the ecological problems of the state.

Category: Bauchi State News

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