The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria commissioned and handed over some erosion flood/control and rural road improvement projects in some Local Government Areas of Gombe State.
The completed projects which were executed by the Federal Government under the Ecological Fund Office include Kaltungo Gully Erosion Control Works Project in Kaltungo Local Government Area; East of Kumo to Jauro Musa Stream Gully Erosion Control Project; Kumo Gully Erosion Site, Anguwan Jauro Musa, Akiko Local Government Area and Kumo Gully Erosion Site, Anguwan Jauro Sabo, Akko Local Government Area and some rural road improvement projects in the areas.
The ecological challenges experienced in these communities were occasioned by poor drainage systems, bad roads, structural defects and other human activities leading to annual flood disasters and other related environmental problems.
While commissioning and handing over the projects to the benefitting communities, Chief Ogbeh implored them to optimize the reclaimed lands, safeguard them against indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other unwholesome acts that could undermine the interventions.
He added that “infrastructural deficit is a serious threat to our economic diversification efforts hence the commitment of the Federal Government to ease the challenges faced by these communities many of which are very active in agriculture”.