Daily Trust (Abuja)

27 January 2012

Nigeria: Gombe to Spend N4.5 Billion On Erosion, Water

Katsina — The Gombe State government has awarded contracts worth about N4.5 billion for the execution of projects that are aimed at tackling water shortage and gully erosion in Gombe metropolis and environs.

Addressing newsmen shortly after the executive council meeting, the state's Commissioner for Information, Reverend Habu Dawaki said all the contracts were awarded after due consideration of their significance in improving the lives of the people of the state.

He added that the council approved the rehabilitation and construction of the Gombe township pipeline network at the cost of N4.1bn to ensure effective distribution of water in the state. Dawaki said in response to the increasing threat of gully erosion across the state, N201 million has been approved to check it.

He said the areas that will benefit from the water project include Kwami,Gadam, Bojude, Bagadaza,Tunfure,Riyal,madaki.Hammadu Kafi, BCJ, Nasarawa, Gabukka,Yelenguza,Barunde andLondon Maidorowa.

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