|President Muhammadu Buhari
Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, also assured Nigerians that his
administration would sustain the positive momentum in the sector by
implementing the right policies and providing the needed financial resources
for people-oriented projects.
expressed delight that the Federal Government’s economic diversification and
inclusive growth programmes were yielding positive results, particularly in key
when completed would increase water availability for all-season farming in the
State and beyond.
Adamu explained that works on the Phase One of the project which started in the
early eighties during the administration of President Shehu Shagari and
received some funding under the Petroleum Special Trust Fund had suffered
frequent abandonment due to lack of funds.
World Bank-assisted Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING)
project in five different irrigation locations in Nigeria, the
project would be completed by 2021.
hectares of farmland and the Jigawa State Government also plans to key into the
project that will benefit over 25,000 farmers,’’ the Minister said.
Tasheguwa-Guri Road and the 32-kilometre Abunabo-Kadira-Guri road constructed
by the State government to facilitate easier movement and evacuation of farm
water supply scheme.
out of nine of such projects which will add nine million litres to daily water
supply in Dutse and environs.