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World Bank, Sokoto Government Commits N9bn to Dam Rehabilitation

The sum of N9billlion is to be used for the rehabilitation of Lugu dam, and resuscitation of Wurno Irrigation scheme in Sokoto state.

Tambuwal revealed this on Wednesday when he led government officials on an inspection visit to the area.

"We are working with the World Bank under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to fix the collapsed potion of the dam at Gidan Modi Lugu and in general revive the Wurno irrigation scheme," he stated.

He noted that the people of the area who are mostly farmers had been adversely affected by the collapse of the dam as a result of serious flooding which occurred few years ago.

The Governor underscored the importance of the dam to socio-economic development of the area.

Immanuel Afolabi/Texas A&M

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