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Kebbi moves to save erosion threatened communities

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has directed the immediate repair of a road and culvert affected by gully erosion at Sastazai village in Augie Local Government Area of the state.

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu
Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State

A statement by Malam Yahaya Sarki, Special Adviser to Bagudu on Media, issued in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, on Sunday, May 2, 2021 said the governor gave the directive when he visited the village.

The erosion has affected road, drainage and some houses in the village.

Bagudu directed the immediate repair of the road and culvert to stop the erosion from expanding into people’s houses.

The governor assured people in the area of his administration’s readiness to support farming activities and urged them to utilise the abundant fertile land in the areas to engage in massive farming activities.

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Some of the villagers thanked the governor for the intervention and appealed for the supply of inputs ahead of the wet season farming.

By Ibrahim Bello

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