FG releases N50bn for rehabilitation of irrigation projects – Minister

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The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, said the Federal Government had released N50 billion for the rehabilitation and completion of irrigation projects across the country.

Adamu made this disclosure at a town hall meeting in Dutse on Monday, which deliberated on how to sustain and develop agriculture in Jigawa.

He explained that the money was not only meant for the rehabilitation of irrigation projects but would also ensure food security in the country.

The minister stated that the project was expected to be completed between 2018 and 2021.

He said that work was ongoing at the rehabilitation of Hadejia-Jamma’are canals and would be completed soon.

“Very soon if the project is completed, farmers will put the water channels to optimal utilisation for their dry season farming,’’ he said.