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FG Commissions Gari Irrigation Project In Jigawa

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The Federal Government has commissioned the Gari Irrigation Project situated on a boundary community between Jigawa and Kano states.
The project commissioning was led by Nigeria’s Minister for Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Husseini Adamu.
As contained in a statement on Thursday by Kenechukwu Offie, the Director of Press of the Ministry, the Minister noted that the commissioning of the project was one of the significant achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.
He explained that it was one of the efforts of the federal government to enhance food production through irrigated agricultural farming.
The Minister who spoke at the location at Kazaure in Roni Local Government Area of Jigawa state explained that the Gari Irrigation Project had long been abandoned by past administrations until he assumed office in 2015 with the resolve to complete viable and abandoned projects in line with the thrust of the Muhammadu Buhari Administration.
He further explained that “The project covers an area of about 2,114 hectares consisting of a cross dam situated at the confluence of Gari and Marke rivers, a main canal traversing the entire length of the project, a number of major drains and field access road consisting eight (8) separate sectors of Irrigation farmlands”.
Adamu added that the infrastructure falls within five Local Government Areas of Kazaure and Roni in Jigawa State and Kunchi, Dambatta, and Makoda in Kano State.
Offie further stated that the Minister explained that: “To ease the burden of farmers for an all year round crop production, 1,930 hectares of land was developed to complete the works on ground which includes 43.9km of distribution canals,154.68km of Field Canals, 41.65km of Service Roads, 165.79km of Field Tracks, Six(6) Night Storage Reservoirs, Three (3) bridges constructed across the Main Canal, Cross Dam and Associated Structures, Excavation and de-silting of Main Drains”.

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