Desertification: Take ownership of projects, Coordinator urges Kano communities

The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), has urged communities in Kano State to continue to cooperate with its officials and take ownership of projects.

Mrs Habiba Ibrahim, Coordinator, Field Office, made the call during the assessment of field investment by the agency in Kano State.

It would be recalled that the NAGGW visited two Local Government Areas, namely, Makoda and Danbatta, on the assessment of field investment.

Ibrahim said that Nigeria is one of the countries of great green wall initiative, faced with challenges of land degradation, drought, climate change among others in 11 frontline states.

The coordinator said that the agency was established to prevent such challenges effectively.

She said that effective cooperation by the communities would continue to yield better result and safeguard the projects in the state.

“My advice to all the communities in the state is to continue engaging more in the good working relation with the officials of the agency.

“I am also advising them to engage more in town hall meetings, that will also enhance their work. I am soliciting for their cooperation for strong backing.

“We need all hands to be on deck. I want to let them know that this community belongs to them, it is where they live, the NAGGW is only coming to help, to make life better for them,” she said.

Ibrahim said that the agency had earlier visited some of the Local Government Areas in Katsina State on the field assessment, adding that Kano communities are doing better work compare to Katsina people.

She said that the Katsina’s setback could be because the field officer was newly redeployed in the state and is still trying to adjust.

She encouraged the two states to be more committed in delivering their duty.

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