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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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Cross River, NEWMAP complete gully erosion project in Calabar

Cross River State NEWMAP

Residents of erosion remediated communities in Calabar Municipality have returned to their houses after the completion of the gully erosion site that pulled down many buildings in the area. Dr Inyang Asibong during the inspection The residents, who were filled with joy, expressed their gratitude when the state Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Dr Inyang Asibong, visited the area as ...

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Oye-Ekiti community lauds govt for N920m gully erosion control project

Kayode Fayemi

The people of Oye-Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State have lauded the Federal Government for its intervention in the community, to subdue pervasive gully erosion that had stunted its economic growth over the years. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State President, Oye Progressive Union (OPU), Mr Lucas Oniyelu, and traditional ruler of the community, the Oloye of ...

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Imo seeks govt’s intervention on N75bn erosion remedy

Hope Uzodinma

Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State says the state government needs N75 billion to remedy 360 identified erosion sites in the state. Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State Uzodinma stated this to State House Correspondents, after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, on Friday, November 27, 2020. The governor, who revealed that he ...

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Delta, NEWMAP sign N3.2bn gully erosion control project pact

ifeanyi okowa

The Delta State Government and Nigerian Erosion Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) have signed a N3.2 billion contract for the execution of the Obomkpa and Ukwunzu gully erosion control projects in the state. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, who signed on behalf of the state government, disclosed this in a statement ...

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Legislators urge Anambra governor to assist erosion-ravaged communities

Gully erosion

The Anambra State House of Assembly on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 urged Gov. Willie Obiano to, through relevant agencies, intervene to control erosion ravaging some communities and roads in Orumba North Local Government area of the state. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria The House resolution followed a motion moved, under Matters of Urgent Public Importance, by Mr Emeka Aforka, representing ...

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Imo bans mining in Owerri to curb erosion, flooding

Hope Uzodinma

Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has banned all mining activities in Owerri and its environs to preserve the environment against effects of erosion and flooding. Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State Uzodinma, represented by the State Commissioner for Petroleum and Environment, Dr Ikechukwu Njoku, gave the order while speaking with newsmen in Owerri, the state capital, on Friday, June ...

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Gully erosion sacks community in Enugu

gully erosion site

President General (PG) of Obinofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu Local Government of Enugu State, Mr Livinus Umeh, has requested the government to assist the community as gully erosion is sacking residents from their ancestral home. A gully erosion site being attended to by NEWMAP He said that the menace emanated from a road project that was to run from some communities ...

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11 Edo communities benefit from N18bn erosion control projects


The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)  is executing about N18 billion gully erosion and flood control projects in 11 communities in Edo State. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Coordinator of the project, Mr Tom Obaseki, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in Benin City, the state ...

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10 buildings collapse at Onitsha erosion site

Sharon Ikeazor

No fewer than 10 buildings, including a school and church, have collapsed at Obeleagu St. and Nkissi Aroli axis of Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra State following erosion caused by downpour. 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, ...

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