FG commissions, hands over erosion/flood control project in Kurudu, FCT


By Emmanuel Obisue

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned and handed over an erosion and flood control project at the Isa Bello Sali Housing Estate, Kurudu, Abuja.

Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, who represented the President at the event, assured that the current administration will continue to provide infrastructure to Nigerians for the enhancement of socio-economic development, connectivity, and mobility.

The project which was executed by the Ecological Project Office, EPO, is geared at tackling perennial flood and the menace of erosion bedeviling the Estate.

The scope of work of the project entails the construction of 2.3 kilometres of asphaltic road, construction of 3 box culverts and improvement on 3 others, construction of a 3.7-kilometre trapezoidal side drains and the improvement of another 750 meters, provision of 82 precast access slabs, stone pitching of eroded areas, construction of round-about and provision of kerbs,

Dr Yemi-Esan explained that from 2015 to date, the Federal Government, under the World Bank assisted Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, has carried out more than 103 erosion and flood control interventions, out of which 67 have been completed, while 36 are still ongoing.

The HOS commended the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Permanent Secretary, EPO, Dr Habiba Lawal, the management team and project handlers for their commitment at ensuring timely and speedy completion of projects across the country.

In his goodwill message, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olushade Adesola, stated that the implementation of the project is in line with the administration’s resolve to impact positively on the lives of all Nigerians.