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Gombe Government spends N1.2bn to repair erosion sites


Gombe – Gombe State Government said it had spent N1.2 billion to repair 12 locations ravaged by erosion in the state.

Mr Adamu Pukuma, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, who disclosed this in Gombe on Wednesday, said that another 38 erosion sites were yet to be repaired.

According to him, there are more than 50 sites ravaged by erosion in the state, but resources of the state government are limited.

“The Ministry has written to the state government proposing the use of renewable energy based on use of stove, which will reduce over dependence on fire wood.

“The Governor has approved it and we are going to distribute stoves free of charge to women,’’ he said.

Pukuma said that the government is ever ready to resuscitate the vegetation destroyed by the people.

“The ministry is encouraging groups that are engaged in the conservation of nature and forests.

“We give them seedlings raised from our nursery to encourage them to plant more trees,” he said.

He decried the situation in places like Yamatul/Deba Local Government Area, where vegetation was completely destroyed due to indiscriminate tree felling.

“Women are using cow dung, corn stock and cotton seed to cook because there is no fire wood anymore in the area,’’ he said. (NAN)

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