Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has inaugurated the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes Project (ACRESAL) under the chairmanship of the Commissioner for Environment and Minerals Hon. Hayatuddeen Ahmad Bawa for the success of the project in the state.
In addition, the Governor inaugurated the ACRESAL Technical Committee headed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Minerals, Hajiya Fatima Nazare Mungadi.
Inaugurating the committees at the meeting room of the Deputy Governor’s Office in Birnin Kebbi, Governor Bagudu directed the members of the committees to abide by the set guidelines of the committees for the success of the project in the state.
Bagudu, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri, assured the two committees of the state government of supporting the success of the project in the state.
Earlier, the Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment and Minerals, Hon. Hayatuddeen Ahmad Bawa said ACRES is a six-year World Bank program that prioritizes projects in four sectors.
Horn. Hayatuddeen said the World Bank recently approved a $700m loan from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Nigeria Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes Project (ACReSAL).
The commissioner further said that the project will further implement sustainable landscaping projects in the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) to strengthen the country’s long-term enabling environment for integrated climate-resilient landscape management.
Horn. Hayatuddeen Ahmad Bawa said the steering committee was set up to ensure oversight and implementation of projects at the state level, while the Technical Committee was mandated to ensure the coordination of project implementation and facilitation across the participating ministries.
The members of the Committee include the commissioner of the Ministry of Environment and Minerals, Hayatuddeen Ahmad Bawa as chairman, and the secretary-general of the ministry of environment and minerals as secretary.
Source: Kebbi State Government