Katsina State, Nigeria, Announces An Allocation Of N26.6 billion To Address Flooding Issues.

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Katsina State government announces an allocation of N26.6 billion to address looming flooding and environmental issues. The state is gearing up with comprehensive control strategies to mitigate the impact of flooding and other environmental challenges. Musa Adamu Funtua, the Commissioner for Environment, shared these crucial developments during an interview at his office in Katsina.

Funtua emphasized that Katsina State stands fully prepared to address impending flooding, environmental issues, and various environmental hazards. These efforts align closely with the government’s policy agenda, which prioritizes comprehensive development initiatives spanning various facets of governance. Notably, authorities have identified Katsina State as one of the 13 states recently at risk of flooding. It is alongside Nassarawa, Benue, and Niger, among others.

Proposed Start Date For Katsina State To Address Flooding Issues.

The commissioner revealed that within the first 100 days of the governor’s tenure, Katsina State will embark on proactive initiatives. This will include activities like afforestation, tree planting, and the systematic clearance of culverts. These measures underscore the state’s determination to effectively address environmental challenges and protect its residents from the potential adverse effects of flooding. He highlighted the unwavering commitment of Governor Dikko Radda’s administration to advancing the state’s development.

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Katsina State’s N26.6 billion to address flooding issues includes the construction of 13 ecological projects, an extensive public awareness campaign promoting responsible environmental practices, and the systematic evacuation of waste from drainages. Furthermore, the government plans to construct drainage sites in Jibia to enhance flood control efforts.

Funtua elaborated, “There are plans underway for a community sensitization campaign to educate residents on the perils of unsanitary environments and improper waste disposal. We are working in close collaboration with sister agencies such as the Ministry of Works, implementing proactive measures and establishing seven centers for waste disposal in major towns and communities. Additionally, we commit to clearing inherited water channels in Danja, Radda, and Daura.”