KOGI NEWMAP AT A GLANCE
In the wake of the flood disaster of 2012, which devastated a lot of communities in Kogi State, coupled with Kogi State’s topography and the nature of the (loose) soil in the Eastern part of the State, which makes it susceptible to various forms of erosion, Kogi State [a northern State] requested to participate in the NEWMAP Project.
Upon fulfilling the criteria for participation, the State came on board in 2015. However, it (the Project) was formally launched by the State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello on May 5, 2017. The Task Team Leader, Dr. Amos Abu represented the World Bank Country Director at the event, and other important dignitaries from far and near were equally in attendance.
The Project has since taken off in the State, and we are currently intervening in 8 Priority Sites + 3 Emergency Sites in the 1st phase of intervention.
Erosion management redefined, through the mitigation of gully and flood impacts, & the upliftment of livelihoods through sustainable developmental interventions…
As a part of its desire to ensure occupational health and safety on the construction sites has produced and distributed Caution Signs/Signages to contractors handling Agassa and Adumu Road Gully Erosion Sites in the state. The Project Coordinator Barr. Ladi Ahmed...