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Akwa Ibom spends N10bn on erosion control – Commissioner

Governor Udom Emmanuel

The Akwa Ibom State Government has spent N10 billion on erosion control projects in the state in the last nine months, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Charles Udoh, said. Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State Udoh said in Eket on Friday, June 18, 2021 that the money was spent on two major sites – Etim Umana erosion and St. ...

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NEMA urges South-East residents to plant trees to check erosion

Erosion Anambra State

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged residents of the South-East to plant trees to checkmate the menace of erosion within the zone. Erosion site in Idemili, Anambra State The South-East Coordinator of NEMA, Mr James Eze, gave the advice in Enugu, Enugu State, on Friday, June 4, 2021. Eze spoke against the background of World Environment Day held ...

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South-South communities count gully erosion losses

gully erosion site

Some communities in parts of the South-South zone of Nigeria have decried the perennial economic and human loses arising through the devastating effects of gully erosion in their areas. A gully erosion site Members of the communities who made their views known recently also blamed poor road infrastructure for erosion menace in their areas. The worst hit areas include Adonte, ...

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Group decries gully erosion in Anambra community

Erosion Anambra State

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) on Thursday, May 13, 2021 expressed concern about  gully erosion in Aguata LGA of Anambra State, which it blamed on alleged  abandonment of  Ugwuakwu-Ibughubu-Umuchu Road. Erosion site in Idemili, Anambra State Chairman of CLO in the state, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, expressed the concern in an interview in Enugu. He said that residents of the council ...

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South-East stakeholders reiterate concern over erosion-induced environmental degradation

Erosion Awka

Some stakeholders in the South-East of Nigeria have reiterated their concern over the adverse effects of gully erosion on the land mass, agriculture and roads in the zone. The Federal High Court, Awka under serious gully erosion threat and at the verge of imminent collapse The stakeholders made their observations known while responding to a survey on “Erosion and Desertification”. ...

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South-West stakeholders call for urgent solution to gully erosion


A survey conducted in the South-West region in Nigeria has shown that gully erosion is a pronounced environmental challenge that needs to be urgently tackled. A gully erosion site An environment expert, Prof. Isaac Olatunji, urged both the federal and the state governments to set up appropriate policies to combat desertification and gully erosion. Olatunji, who is also the Dean, ...

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Kebbi moves to save erosion threatened communities

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

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, 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, ...

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Cross River communities decry proposed erosion works stoppage

Cross River State erosion site

Six Cross River State communities have decried the alleged stoppage of proposed gully erosion works by the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP). A Cross River State erosion site The proposed project which was to be funded by the World Bank was originally billed to be carried out in Ikot Eneobong, Akai Efa, Enima Omin, Goodluck Jonathan Bypass, Ekeya ...

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Imo Assembly calls for remedial work at erosion sites in Isiekenesi

Gully erosion

The Imo State House of Assembly on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 urged Gov. Hope Uzodimma to direct urgent remedial work at an erosion site in Isiekenesi, Ideato South Local Government Area. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria The lawmakers made the call following a motion sponsored by Mr Johnson Duru (APC-Ideato South). Duru noted in his presentation that the area was ...

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Group partners NEWMAP to tackle gully erosion in Nasarawa

Erosion Lafia

Source of Hope Foundation, a non governmental organisation (NGO) based in Nasarawa State, says it is collaborating with the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to tackle erosion in the state. Erosion in Nasarawa State Founder of the NGO, Mrs Asibi Omeri-Ogabo, said this during a review meeting on the project in Lafia, the state capital, on Wednesday, February 17, ...

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