BORNO NEWMAP AT A GLANCE
To reduce huge loss of infrastructure including roads, houses, markets, schools and other real estate from damages caused by surface erosion and reduce loss of agricultural land and productivity from loss caused by flooding, and also address issues of adverse climate change through revegetation, and sustainable development.
The aim is to increase incomes for rural households from improved forestry and natural resource management using integrated watershed approach as the effective way of erosion control and management.
HISTORY OF COMMENCEMENT OF NEWMAP IN BORNO STATE
The Government of Borno State during the administration of Governor Kashim Shettima worried by desertification, land degradation and desert encroachment among others and having been briefed on the developmental Objectives of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, the Government immediately swung into action by committing the sum of N1billion in March 2017,to signify its commitment to the immediate take-off of the project in Borno State.
Land degradation and gully erosion are major environmental problems facing Nigerian States of which Borno State is not an exception. Erosion and land degradation threaten both rural and urban infrastructure, properties, lives and livelihoods with adverse effects on economic as well as physical growth of both towns and local governments.
Among the areas affected by gully erosion is River Ngaddabul, River Ngadda and Gwoza local government just to mention a few. While land degradation has adversely affected areas such as Ngamdu (Kaga LGA), Magumeri (Magumeri LGA), konduga (Konduga LGA) and Uvu (Askira LGA) etc. The River Ngaddabul annual floods also contribute towards gullying processes by developing the channels, leading to the initiation of new gullies on the slopes.
Borno Newmap though on the 3rd tier states had a very good beginning with the payment of 1bn naira counterpart fund paid by the state in 2017. Despite the security challenges bedeviling the state, Borno Newmap has achieved a lot especially in the areas of...
The Honourable Minister of State Environment, Mr. Ibrahim Usman Jibril has urged participants to leverage on the catchment planning and management training for successful project implementation. The Minister stated this on Monday, 1st August 2016 in Anambra state...
% IMPLEMENTATION OF INITIAL 21 SITES IN SEVEN (7) OLD NEWMAP STATES. S/NO STATE PROJECT SITE PERCENTAGE OF WORK DONE (%) REMARKS 1 ABIA Amuda AcharaAmuzukwu Umuezeukwu 21.055.0 96.0 Amuda Achara is low due to redesign and...