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Bauchi to access N30bn World Bank grant to tackle flooding

The Bauchi State Government is poised to access a N30 billion grant from the World Bank to address the state’s myriad environmental challenges, Kabir Ibrahim, the Director-General of the state Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA), has said.

Bala Mohammed
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State

Ibrahim said in an interview in Bauchi, the state capital, on Sunday, November 14, 2021, that the state government would be expected to provide N1billion counter funding before the bank releases the said amount for proper and judicious utilisation.

He said the agency had commenced evacuation of heaps of sand which had covered some parts of Cheledi Village since the last rainy season in Kirfi Local Government Area of the state.

The BASEPA helmsman explained that the flood that engulfed the 20 existing Local Government Areas was most severe in Kirfi hence the resolve of the government to solicit for the World Bank support.

During the last rainy season, the 20 existing Local Governments Areas in the state were badly affected by floods causing loss of lives and property as well as damage to structures.

By Auwalu Birnin Kudu

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