The Adamawa State Government on Wednesday approved N300 million for dam construction in Nasarawo, Demsa Local Government Area of the state.
At the end of the project, the dam is expected to ameliorate the scarcity of water supply as well as enhance irrigation activities in the area.
The state’s commissioner of water resources, Rufa’i Ahmed, revealed this shortly after the state executive council meeting in Yola.
He said that the construction would commence as soon as the money was released.
Also, rural infrastructure commissioner, Hassan Pakka, announced that the council approved electrification of some rural communities in the state.
Mr Pakka said that the electrification was not just for beautification but for security purpose.
He said that the benefiting communities were devastated by the insurgency, adding that the electrification would go a long way in rehabilitation of the rural communities.
On his part, their agriculture counterpart, Ahmadu Waziri, said the council also approved N70 million to upgrade physical infrastructure in the Adamawa State College of Agriculture, Ganye.
Mr Waziri said that part of the funds would be utilised for the rehabilitation of some dilapidated classrooms and laboratories as part of the requirement for the National Board for Technical Education’s, NBTE, accreditation.
He recalled that governor Mohammed Bindow, had earlier promised to renovate the college.
The commissioner said that the ministry had already completed the procurement process and was about to access the funds.
He said that the NBTE would be invited for the accreditation upon the completion of the renovation works.