About US$11.21m is to be expended on the construction of soil erosion control projects in six locations across Kaduna state. The projects are at advanced stages of completion and are expected to be completed within a period of 36 weeks. The construction of the Rigasa Erosion Control is currently in progress under the execution of the 2013 ecological fund projects in Igabi Local Government.
The government is also carrying out similar construction works for soil erosion projects in Bakin Kasuwa/Kakaki/Kaura in Zaria Local Government Area, Fatswam in Jema’a Local Government, Likirba in Kauru Local Government, Kakuri/Nasarawa in Kaduna South Local Government, and Kusallo in Ikara Local Government.
Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, the State Governor stated that the soil erosion control projects will help in land reclamation and prevention of land degradation. In his opinion, the state government is committed to complete the projects to protect the residents from the negative impact of soil erosion.