Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State Governor has said that 500 million naira has been allocated to flood, erosion control and other forms of environmental degradation in the state in the the2022 budget.
The Governor disclosed on Thursday at the commissioning and handing over of the Jamaare township flood and erosion control project in Jama’are Local Government Area of the State.
Bala Mohammed who was represented by his Deputy Senator Baba Tela said that the state government has conducted a flood vulnerability assessment of all the vulnerable communities in a move to tackle flooding and erosion.
He pointed out that, through the Ministry of Housing and Environment, the state has also embarked on an aggressive sensitization campaign on the importance of tree planting as a measure to check to flood
The governor appreciated the federal government for the execution of the Jamaare ecological control project which would protect the people of the town and its environs against the menace of flood and erosion.
Governor Bala also said his administration has constructed drainages under its urban renewal initiative to discourage the negative effects of flooding in the State.
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Yalwaji Katagum who commissioned the flood and erosion control project, reiterated the commitment of the federal government towards tackling environmental challenges in the country.
The Minister stated that the completion of the project has underscored the federal government’s concerted effort and sincerity of purpose in tackling environmental problems so as to make life more meaningful to the citizenry.