In response to the challenges of gully erosion and the emerging Land degradation and environmental insecurity, a request for assistance was made in 2010 by Mr. President to the World Bank Nigeria office, to support the country in addressing severe erosion and its impacts in south-eastern Nigeria. The Federal Ministry of Environment in concert with the World Bank and its partner agencies have designed the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to address on a multi-dimensional scale the menace of gully erosion in the south east as well as land degradation in the North. The project (NEWMAP) is in line with the growth and resilience goals of Nigeria’s Vision 20:2020.
The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) development objective, aims to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-catchments. This eight-(8) year innovative, multi-sectoral project will finance State-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation, initially focusing on gully erosion sites that threaten infrastructure and livelihoods in seven States: Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo. It will subsequently scale out to other states nationwide.
For more information: https://newmap.gov.ng
RECEIVING OF 700 FACE MASK DONATED BY THE GLOBAL LEGISLATORS ORGANIZATION FOR BALANCED ENVIRONMENT
The Hon. Minister of Environment Dr. Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar represented by the Director (HRM) Daniang Peter today received 700 face mask donated by the Global Legislators Organization for Balanced Environment at the Ministry HQ Mabushi. Also at the event to receive the mask was the Director (PRS) Dr. Bolatito Obisesan
MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT DONATES ESSENTIAL MATERIALS TO KADUNA STATE GOVERNMENT AS HE FLAGS OFF DECONTAMINATION AND DISINFECTION EXERCISE
Honourable Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar and His Excellency, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai