08 Mar

NO PART OF THE COUNTRY WILL SUFFER NEGLECT -FG

NO PART OF THE COUNTRY WILL SUFFER NEGLECT -FG

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that no part of the country will suffer any neglect owing to its geographical location or political affiliation.

This was made known by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Barr.Boss Mustapha during the commissioning and handing over of the construction of reinforced concrete drains and land reclamation works at Suleja,Niger state and the construction of hydraulics structures ,road improvement works and emergency surface protection works on the reclaimed earth works along Tudun Wada, Karshi road FCT,Abuja.

Commissioning the project at Karshi site, Barr.Boss Mustapha explained that the projects which were in two phases were part of the Federal government’s ecological intervention projects approved by Mr. President for the 13th quarter,2018 and 1st &2nd quarter 2019 and was awarded by the Federal Executive Council in 2019 respectively.

Mustapha said that implementation of the project was to address the devastating effects of flooding along the banks of the river, adding that the project would no doubt boost economic activities within the area. According to him “the completion of this project has also underscored the federal government concerted effort and sincerity of purpose in talking environmental problems in our country and making life more meaningful for the people of our great nation.”

In his speech, the Governor of Nasarawa state, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, commended the Federal Government for the urgent intervention and the community for ensuring a rancor free environment during the execution of the project. He praised the indigenous contractor and consultant for the quality work executed, adding that the intervention would help to reduce traffic flow in mararaba, Nasarawa state.

Earlier, The Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund Office, Dr. Habiba Lawal, said the project was initiated through a request forwarded to the office by the Emir of Sabon Karshi, Alh. (Dr.) Sani Bako111 to improve the badly eroded Tudun Wada/Karshi road cutting across the FCT and Nasarawa state. She advised the host community not to allow the resources which the FG had committed to waste.

At the Suleja project site, the member representing Agaie and Lapai Federal Constituency/Deputy chairman, House Committee on Ecology, Abdullahi Mamudu revealed that Suleja community is a highly populated area known for large scale commercial activities which had suffered erosion challenges for several years, noting that the Federal Government’s intervention would no doubt bring a huge relief generally to the community.

The Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, revealed that the state was particularly vulnerable to flooding due to unplanned urban development which had negatively contributed to the menace of flooding and erosion in the state, he therefore pleaded for more intervention in the State.

Some of the completed projects at Karshi site

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF),  Barr.Boss Mustapha and other government officials cutting the commissioning tape.

Some of the completed project at suleja site

 

Deputy Chairman, House Committee on ecology Abdullahi Mamudu (m) and other government officials cutting the commissioning tape at suleja site.

 

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