Ask Nigeria Header Logo

Gombe, Triacta sign N12b erosion control deal

Photo of author

By Okunloye Abiodun

A 21-kilometre area that targets six specific communities will be controlled.

In order to curb the erosion problem plaguing Gombe and its surrounding environment, the State government, in contract with Triacta Nigeria Limited, sealed a substantial deal worth about N12 billion. This extensive contract signed with Triacta entails the imperative task of gully erosion control, encompassing an impressive 21 kilometre affected region that targets six specific communities. Together, with unwavering determination, Gombe State and Triacta embark on a journey to safeguard these cherished communities from the relentless force of erosion.

Governor Muhammad Yahaya voiced his excitement and passion during his speech at the ceremony. He emphasised the exceptional significance of the project, referring to it as a good achievement that would be seen as a milestone in the state’s history. This ambitious undertaking held significant weight as it sought to revive agricultural and ecological regions that had fallen victim to the devastating forces of gully erosion and environmental degradation. Yahaya’s unwavering commitment and devotion to this noble cause left an incredible mark, offering a sense of inspiration and motivation.

The state has been named the erosion hub of the North East.

Over the years, Gombe has gained a reputation as the erosion hub of the North East region. They have witnessed the destructive consequences of gully erosion, posing a threat to agricultural lands, displacing entire communities, and endangering the environment for generations to come. By officially signing this contract to combat gully erosion along the London-Maidorowa, Mallam-Inna Wuro-Ladde, Wuro-Kesa, Arawa, and Kagarawal route, they are demonstrating a continual dedication to the preservation and protection of both the environment and the people’s livelihoods.

Also, the governor took the opportunity to address the matter publicly, which is of utmost urgency. He shed light on the concerning issue that persists within the state’s boundaries, over 200 sites of erosion that are actively wreaking havoc. More so, the governor further revealed a staggering statistic: a significant population of no less than 400,000 individuals has their homes in the vulnerable gully area of the state. These residents live lives filled with perpetual fear as their safety and possessions remain jeopardised.

85% of the affected population are living in poverty.

Regarding the affected residents, it is disheartening to note that about 85% of the population remains entangled in poverty, this deprives them of the necessary resources to combat the rapidly expanding ecological crisis effectively. Therefore, this is a call for an intervention from the concerned body. On the other hand, the state governor’s relentless commitment to environmental restoration in those regions was also acknowledged by Mohammed Fawu, who is the Commissioner for Water, Environment, and Forest Resources.

According to Fawu, the state government has fulfilled all the prerequisites for the project and has also provided a sum of over N500 million as a counterpart fund. Speaking further, the commissioner highlighted the remarkable achievements of the ACRESAL project so far. He revealed that the state managed to recover vast areas of about 31,000 hectares, which were previously degraded lands. Additionally, more than 9700 trees were also planted in strategic areas across the state.

Land degradation and the impacts of climate change will be tackled.

Lastly, Elie Farhat, who is the Managing Director of Triacta, expressed his admiration for the state government for its unwavering commitment and dedication to improving the welfare and economic prospects of affected communities and also the quality of work to be done. Shedding light on the initiative, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that it is under the ACRESAL project, which is supported by the World Bank to tackle the deterioration of land and the effects of climate change in the northern regions of Nigeria.


Related Links

Gombe State Website


The content on AskNigeria.com is given for general information only and does not constitute a professional opinion, and users should seek their own legal/professional advice. There is data available online that lists details, facts and further information not listed in this post, please complete your own investigation into these matters and reach your own conclusion. AskNigeria.com accepts no responsibility for losses from any person acting or refraining from acting as a result of content contained in this website and/or other websites which may be linked to this website.

Fact Checking Tool - Snopes.com

5 1 vote
Rate This Article
5 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
AN-Toni
Editor
3 months ago

Gombe, Triacta sign N12b erosion control deal. – A 21-kilometre area that targets six specific communities will be controlled. – Express your point of view.

SarahDiv
Member
3 months ago

This N12 billion deal between Gombe State and Triacta Nigeria Limited signifies a crucial step in combating gully erosion, addressing environmental degradation, and safeguarding communities. Governor Muhammad Yahaya’s commitment reflects a determination to protect both the environment and people’s livelihoods in the face of the erosion crisis. The focus on impoverished populations in vulnerable areas highlights the urgency for intervention and support. The state’s efforts, including a counterpart fund and the ACRESAL project, demonstrate a comprehensive approach to environmental restoration and combating climate change impacts. Triacta’s involvement underlines the collaborative efforts to mitigate land degradation in northern Nigeria.

Adeoye Adegoke
Member
3 months ago

The N12 billion erosion control deal between Gombe and Triacta is a significant step towards addressing the issue of erosion in the area. The fact that it will cover a 21-kilometer area and target six specific communities shows a commitment to protecting the affected areas and the people who live there.
Erosion can have devastating effects on communities, causing damage to homes, infrastructure, and the environment. By investing in erosion control measures, Gombe and Triacta are taking proactive steps to mitigate these risks and protect the livelihoods of the residents.
This partnership is an excellent example of how collaboration between government and private entities can lead to positive outcomes for communities. It demonstrates a shared commitment to sustainable development and the well-being of the people.
I’m excited to see the positive impact that this erosion control project will have on the affected communities. It’s a great initiative that will not only prevent further erosion but also contribute to the overall development and resilience of the region. Kudos to Gombe and Triacta for their efforts in addressing this important issue!

Taiwo
Member
3 months ago

It very good to see Gombe State and Triacta Nigeria Limited working together to tackle environmental degradation and gully erosion. Governor Muhammad Yahaya’s commitment shows that he is serious about solving pressing sustainability problems and defending environment

Kazeem1
Member
3 months ago

N12b erosion control agreement signed between Gombe and Triacta. Six distinct settlements within a 21-kilometer radius will be under control.An important step forward in addressing the erosion problem in the area is the N12 billion erosion control agreement between Gombe and Triacta. This act demonstrates proactive steps to lessen these risks and protect the public by emphasizing erosion control techniques