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Reps member calls for immediate intervention on erosion, flood in Kano State



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Nigeria’s House of Representatives has called on the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Ecological Fund Office to, as a matter of urgency, intervene by assessing the erosion problems with a view to ensuring the execution of erosion control and remediation projects in Fagge and other communities in Kano State. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The House resolution was sequel to a motion by Hon. Muhammed Bello Shehu, representing Fagge Federal Constituency of Kano State.

Hon. Shehu also told journalists in an interview that the recent erosion and flood in in several communities in Fagge is threatening lives and properties hence the need for quick intervention.

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Presenting the motion at the floor of the green chamber on Tuesday Shehu noted that soil is the most vital natural resources on earth as it hosts both animate and inanimate beings, unfortunately erosion is becoming a serious environmental disaster, threatening and destroying physical infrastructures, properties, as well as retarding the social and economic growth and development.

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“Aware that Kwarin Gogau, Zungeru Road, Kwakwaci, Darirawa, Sabon Birni, Alfa, Tudun Bojuwa, Alasawa, Jaba, Kwarin Akuya and Kwakwaci II all in Fagge Local Government Area of Kano State are facing severe and destructive environmental degradation and poverty as a result of erosion and floods occasioned in the said communities;

“Worried that erosion and flood kills, shatters industrial developments, wreck economy, creates low food production, degrades environment and makes the future bleak, if not checked,” he said.

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Following the motion, the House
urger the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to supply relief materials to the affected areas.

The House further urged the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to rehabilitate and reconstruct the affected roads

The House mandated its Committee on Appropriations (when constituted) to include the project in the 2024 Appropriation bill.

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