Kafanchan (Kaduna) – The Minister of Environment, Mrs Lawrencia Mallam has expressed satisfaction with the level of work at erosion control sites in Zango Kataf and Kaura Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
The minister stated this  during a tour of the project sites at Kajim and Fadan daji in Kaura, and Ungwa Tabo and Jankasa in Zangon Kataf.
Mallam said the project was part of the Federal Government intervention measures to check the threats posed by erosion and flood, especially in rural areas.
She said the measure would also make rural areas accessible and enhance the transportation of farm produce, which would in turn boost economic activities.
“The federal government is committed to taking proactive measures that would safeguard lives, property and the environment of rural dwellers, “ she said.
The minister decried indiscriminate dumping of refuse, erection of illegal structure and farm lands on water ways, saying that such activities exposed communities to flood and erosion.
She urged the people to desist from such practice in order to make the environment habitable.
The District Head of Fadan Daji, Malllam Abbah Afan, and that of Jankasa, Mr Abba Dawa expressed gratitude to the federal government for the projects.
They said that the projects would cushion the untold hardship being experienced by members of the affected communities, especially during the rainy season.