From: Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
Bauchi State has been selected among the 19 northern states to benefit from the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACRESAL), a World Bank project.
Speaking at a stakeholders meeting in Bauchi Wednesday, the State Commissioner for Environment and Housing, Hon Hamisu Muazu Shira said the state government will work with relevant stakeholders in order to benefit from the project.
The Commissioner tasked participating ministries to work assiduously so as to enable the state to meet the requirements of accessing the intervention.
“I welcome all of you to this important meeting, I must appreciate your efforts and commitment towards ensuring the success of this project in our state.”
He said one of the objective of the project is to increase the adoption of climate resilient landscape management practices and enhance livelihoods in targeted arid/semi-arid watersheds in Northern Nigeria.
“The ACRESAL project is aimed to focus on improving agriculture activities in this semi-arid landscapes while ensuring safeguard of lifes and the environment involved as well as improving the livelihood of people in project areas.”
Hon Hamisu Shira therefore expressed confidence that the implementation of the project in the state will contribute positively towards addressing challenges in the sectors of environment, agriculture and water resources in the state.