The government of Nasarawa State
said it had paid its counterpart fund of N500 million to the World Bank on theNigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, NEWMAP.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Mr. Silas Agara, made the disclosure yesterday in Lafia, during a meeting with members of the steering committee for the project.
He explained that the World Bank-assisted programme was aimed at tackling gully erosion as well as the challenges of watershed management facing most states in Nigeria. He said that Nasarawa is one of the 18 states in Nigeria currently benefiting from the project, adding that execution of NEWMAP would go a long way in addressing the challenges of erosion and environmental degradation in parts of the state.