The federal government launched 3 projects at different locations in the nation’s capital, Abuja. The projects bordered on erosion control and were funded and executed by the Ecological Fund Office.
Representing the President, the Minister of State Science and Technology, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi said that the projects are in line with President Buhari’s promise that no part of the country would suffer neglect due to its geographical location or political considerations.
“I have no doubts in my mind that this Federal Government’s intervention will bring a huge relief generally to the community who have for a very long time been stressed by the ecological challenges.”
He further stressed the importance of the project in improving the lives of the communities who are direct beneficiaries.
He said, “The living standards of the people in the community and its environs would be enhanced. This would at the same time reduce dangers to lives and properties associated with erosion and persistent flooding.”
On The Federal Governments drive to implement and honour contractual agreements, he said “Let me underscore the present administration’s determination to continue with the implementation of all genuine Government policies, agreements and contracts at both National and International Levels.”
The Minister charged the beneficiary communities, to protect the projects and ensure that the lifetime of the erosion control projects serve the communities properly.