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Kano Govt. seeks more utilisation of its 17 dams

01 October 2013, 18:30

Kano - The Kano State Government on Tuesday called on the beneficiaries of the World Bank sponsored Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP), to utilise the 17 functional dams in the state to boost irrigation.

The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Baraka Sani, made the call at the opening of the 8th World Bank Supervision Mission to Kano state CADP.

"It is my hope and prayer that CADP will take advantage of this potential to boost dry season farming for both rice and maize.''

Sani also called on investors to take advantage of the state’s agricultural potentialities to enhance food production and ensure food security.

According to her, the recent visit of the bank's country director, has encouraged the state government to intensify efforts at developing irrigation infrastructure in the state.

She pledged that the government would meet its obligations for the success of the project.

"The current restructuring exercise should consider improving stakeholders' participation in the implementation of the project.

"The restructuring of the CADP is timely as it will make the project more effective and result-oriented,’’ the commissioner  said.

Earlier, the Task Team leader and World Bank representative, Dr Lucas Akapa, said the mission would consider the possibility of restructuring the project to meet the needs and aspirations of the people.


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