JUBILATION IN ZAMFARA AS OSINBAJO FLAGS OFF A MAJOR AGRIC PROJECT, SEE PICS

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has flagged off the $495 million (over N150 billion) rehabilitation of 8,000 hectare Bakolori Irrigation Project, sponsored by the World Bank in Talata-mafara, Zamfara state. Osinbajo, represented by the minister of water resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, at the event on Tuesday, July 18, said the World Bank was intervening in the country’s irrigation program, under the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING). He added that the World Bank had selected five major basin and sub-basin and “they want to improve the irrigation capacities because most…

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WATER SCARCITY CONTRIBUTED TO TERRORISM SAYS NSA, DSS

Nnodim The National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.), says the shrinking of the Lake Chad deepened poverty in the North-East which ultimately contributed to terrorism. The NSA said this in Abuja on Thursday at a think tank conference on water security in Nigeria tagged: ‘Towards a Comprehensive National Policy and Strategy.’ The event was organised by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. Monguno, who was represented by Dr. Remi Oyewunmi, defined water security as the ability of a country to provide adequate supply of safe and…

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