The N493 million erosion control project being undertaken by the Federal Government in Tambuwal Local Government in Sokoto State has been completed.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project was flagged-off on June 4, 2017 by Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari.
The project involved road improvement at Dogon Daji, erosion control works at Bashire and works on man-made gully erosion at Jabo community.
Residents said the speed with which the work was completed was commendable, adding that it would help ease threats of erosion and flooding in the affected communities.
Some of the residents, Malam Chika Malami, Abubakar Muhammad and Aishatu Jabo, said they had suffered the problem of erosion which has devastated their farmlands, roads and residents.
They expressed the hope that, with the completion of the project, the threat has been permanently contained.
The residents said they would remain grateful to President Buhari for coming to their aid after years of complaints to previous administrations without positive response.
Managing Director of the contracting firm, Alhaji Muhammad Bello, assured that the project was executed within specifications and would pass all integrity tests.
He urged the affected communities to take ownership of the project to ensure that it served them for long.
By Habibu Harisu