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Abia residents groan as gully erosion menace worsens


“Few years from now, my family may be rendered homeless by gully erosion which is breaking my community in parts. A gully erosion site “We hold our hearts in our hands as the erosion bites close to my house at Nkwo Amaiyi in Okoko Item, Bende LGA every rainy season,” Mr Uche Emeku lamented. Emeku is one of the thousands ...

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Cross River assures on tacking ecological challenges

Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Government has reiterated its commitment towards addressing ecological challenges in the state. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Mr Mfon Bassey, the state’s Commissioner for Environment, stated this on Sunday, January 5, 2020 while inspecting some flood-prone areas in Bayside area of Calabar South Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. Speaking to the residents, ...

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How afforestation combats desertification in Nigeria

Burkina Faso tree planting

Afforestation programme is playing significant role towards checkmating desert encroachment in Nigeria. However, combating desertification requires an integrated, multi-dimensional approach which involves the establishment of shelterbelts, windbreaks, woodlots, orchards and nurseries as well as complimenting it with social forestry projects which raises public awareness through campaigns such as school forestry programs, forestry extension services and a fuel wood conservation program. ...

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Abia NYSC seeks govt’s intervention over erosion menace in camp

Erosion Anambra State

The State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abia State, Mrs Bona Fasakin, has appealed to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu to help tackle the devastating erosion currently ravaging the camp. Erosion site in Idemili, Anambra State Fasakin made the appeal on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 during the closing ceremony and terminal parade of the Batch ‘C’ Stream II corps members ...

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Govt urged to intensify erosion control to reduce damage, cost

gully erosion site

An environmentalist, Prof. Francis Okeke, has reiterated the need to urgently attend to erosion sites in Nigeria to reduce environmental damage and high funding cost. A gully erosion site Okeke, a former Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), made the submission while speaking to newsmen in Aba, Abia State on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. He said ...

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Ekpoma erosion control design ready, says govt


The Director of Highway Designs, South-South in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr Oluropo Oyetade, on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 said the design for Ekpoma township erosion control in Edo State was ready for implementation. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Oyetade made this known when he inspected the Ekpoma erosion control site to address the design problems. ...

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Group urges govt to declare state of emergency on erosion in S/East

Erosion Awka

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on erosion menace in the South East geopolitical zone. The Federal High Court, Awka in Anambra State, is under serious gully erosion threat and at the verge of imminent collapse President General of COSEYL, Chief Goodluck Ibem, who made the ...

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Over 100m Nigerians threatened by desertification, deforestation, erosion – Ohakim

Sharon Ikeazor

A former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, says over 100 million or 50 percent of Nigerians are directly or indirectly threatened by desertification, deforestation and erosion. Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, on Inspection tour of erosion sites in Anambra State, in Umuatuora Enugwu Ukwu Ohakim ...

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CSOs participation needed to achieve Great Green Wall vision – IUCN

Great Green Wall

Programme Officer, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Mr Chris Magero, has said the participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) is necessary to achieve the vision of the Great Green Wall. Great Green Wall Magero disclosed this on the side-lines of the First Stakeholders Consultative Forum of the National Alliance for the Great Green Wall for the Sahara ...

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FAO reiterates commitment to helping Nigeria tackle soil erosion, environmental degradation

Suffyan Koroma

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it is committed to providing technical assistance towards controlling soil erosion and environmental degradation in the country. Suffyan Koroma, FAO Representative in Nigeria Suffyan Koroma, FAO Representative in Nigeria and ECOWAS, said the organisation was committed to working with government and private organisations to stop land degradation, promote soil conservation, improve soil fertility ...

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