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ACReSAL sensitizes Kano community on measures to check land degradation

Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi–Arid Landscape project (ACReSAL) has conducted a town hall meeting for stakeholders on watershed and climate change management in Kano.

SOLACEBASE reports that the meeting was held on Tuesday in Gayawa erosion control site, Ungoggo local government area of the state.

Speaking at the event, Kano ACReSAL, Project Coordinator, Dr. Dahir M. Hashim said the rationale behind the meeting was to create awareness and sensitize the community on the menace of climate change, soil erosion, and other land issues.

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According to him, the Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi–Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) is a World Bank project in collaboration with the federal government of Nigeria.

The Project Coordinator noted that (ACReSAL) project is designed to last for six years, which already is in the first year.

“We are here at Gayawa/ Bulbula in order to create awareness and sensitize the community on the menace of climate change, soil erosion, and so many other land issues.”

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“And also we have visited erosion control sites in these areas, in order to see how the places are now, and to reexamine the situation.”

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He urged the residents to continue giving their support in order to achieve the desired outcomes. 


In a remark, the Ward Head of Gayawa, Alhaji Bashir Mukhtar expressed happiness with the project, assuring that the community would do everything humanly possible for the success of the project.

“As a Ward Head of Gayawa, I give you my word, we will support the project, may God bless you.”

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One of the residents of Gayawa, Maryam Dauda Abubakar narrates how they have been suffering as a result of soil erosions in the area.

“We are really suffering especially in the rainy season; a time like this is a very tough time for us”

She also complained that even their husbands find it difficult to get back home when it’s raining, she appealed to the project coordinator to come to their rescue.

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Alhaji Umar Musa is another resident of the area, who speaks on their challenges over the last two decades.

“Honestly, those who excavate sand in a bid for construction are the people that cause this problem, for over two decades now sand miners have been working here, they are the major cause of these problems.”

He urged the government to stop them from sand mining in the place, as their job put the lives of the people in danger.

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