By Our Correspondent
The ecological projects under NEWMAP programme currently going on in Malumfashi and Funtua council areas of Katsina state have reached an advanced stage of completion.
Engineer Ashiru Mohammed, the NEWMAP Project Manager in the state confirmed this in an interview with newsmen today in Katsina .
Mohammed said the Malumfashi project was awarded in June last year but it’s execution was delayed by two months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, the contractor complied with the pandemic protocols in the execution of the ecological projects.
The NEWMAP Project Manager revealed that, the gigantic ecological works were being undertaking in Katsina, Malumfashi, Funtua and Jibia council areas to control flooding, adding that, the perimeter fences would be provided to ensure proper maintenance.
He added that, local monitoring committees have also been constituted in all the benefiting communities of the projects to ensure blockages and vandalization were checked.
On desertification control, Engineer Ashiru Mohammed said over 37,000 assorted economic were planted in some parts of the state to avert any mishaps.
He however expressed appreciation to the state government for it’s support to the programme which has assisted in recording great successes in the state.