Irrigation: Katsina govt. approves N300m for rehabilitation of 2 dams
The Katsina State Government says it has approved N300 million for the rehabilitation of two dams to boost farming activities in the state.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Dr Abba Abdullahi, made this known while briefing the media on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Katsina.
He said that the dams were located at Daberam in Daura Local Government Area and Ruwan-sanyi in Malumfashi Local Government Area in the state.
Abdullahi said that the contract would cover dredging and repair of the dams’ embankments so as to provide enough water for irrigation, human and animal consumptions.
He stated that the government would continue to rehabilitate dams in other parts of the state to enhance irrigation activities.
According to him, the decision is part of the state government’s efforts to revive the agriculture sector to guarantee food security, create employment and check rural-urban migration.
The governor’s aide said that the state government would continue to support farmers with farm inputs to encourage farming in the state.
He disclosed that the administration had selected agriculture, education, health and water supply as its priorities in line with Gov. Aminu Masari’s restoration agenda.