Kaduna State government in Nigeria has approved the construction works for soil erosion control projects in six locations across the state. The US$11.21m projects are expected to be completed within a scheduled period of 36weeks and are at advanced stages of completion. The construction of the Rigasa Erosion Control is currently in progress under the execution of the 2013 ecological fund projects in Igabi Local Government.
The government was also undertaking similar construction works for soil erosion projects in Bakin Kasuwa/Kakaki/Kaura in Zaria Local Government Area, Fatswam in Jema’a Local Government, Likirba in Kauru Local Government, Kakuri/Nasarawa in Kaduna South Local Government, and Kusallo in Ikara Local Government.
State governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has said that the soil erosion control projects will help in land reclamation and prevention of land degradation. In his opinion, the state government is committed to complete the projects to protect the residents from the negative impact of soil erosion.
Earlier this year, the Federal government issued US$92.5m for completion of a gully erosion control project in the South-east of the country.