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Bauchi ACReSAL Unit organizes one day step down training workshop for stakeholds on Landscapes restoration technique

Isah Mohammad Jungudo

The Bauchi State Project Management Unit of the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi Arid Landscapes has organized a one day step down training workshop for stakeholders on large scale landscapes restoration techniques.

The workshop is designed to address the climate, desert encroachment and erosion challenges bedevilling some local government areas of the state.

In a welcome address, the State Coordinator of ACReSAL Dr. Ibrahim Kabir said the project is World Bank initiative in line with the state government efforts to increase landscapes restoration and available of water for human and agricultural purposes in Bauchi.

According to him, ACReSAL project is considered a turning point to the state’s lingering environmental and climate problems and the way forward to tackle natural disasters.

On his part, the Bauchi State Steering Committee Chairman Alhaji Danlami Ahmed Kawule said the aimed of the workshop was to facilitate easy access to implement the progress of the project activities and also deepened the policy engagement with relevant stakeholders in Bauchi.

To achieve to goals and objectives of the project, Alhaji Danlami Kawule revealed that serious of activities have outlined by the state government to that will have direct impact on its environment and residents.

Also speaking, the state Commissioner for Water Resources Alhaji Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki lauded the concerted efforts of the state government in being prompt to pay it counterpart funds to ensure to ensure smooth and effective take up of ACReSAL project.

He commended the federal govt and the World Bank for initiating the ACReSAL project which he said will resuscitate the key state sectors of environment, agriculture and water resources.

In a remarks, the SSA to the state Governor on ACReSAL project Alhaji Adamu Abubakar said the state government will focus on the project to give the poor people at the grassroot a means of livelihood having been devastated by various negative environmental issues.

He called on people of the state to complement state government efforts in addressing persisting ecological problems across the state.

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