FG Approves N11 Billion to Address Environmental Crisis in South EastNigeria
Abuja — The Vice President Namadi Sambo during a meeting with the South East governors at the State House in Abuja outlined measures the Federal Government is adopting to finding a lasting solution to the environmental issues in the South East geopolitical zone states of the Federation.
Having extended the warm felicitations of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to the governors, he stated that the meeting was a result of the outcome of an earlier meeting summoned with stakeholders to take up the matter on soil erosion and other environmental challenges.
He noted the issue of ecological funding which the states were paid on a monthly basis through Federal Allocation Committee (FAC) and the need to pull resources to address ecological issues in their area. He said that the Federal Government has approved projects amounting to about N11 billion which were distributed to respective states in the following order Imo State N1.7 billion, Abia N1.8 billion, Anambra about N3 billion, Ebonyi N1.7 billion for channelisation and Enugu N2.7 billlion.
The vice-president said that these projects were fully funded by the Federal Government and that the Minister of Finance was directed by the president to make special additional allocation for 2011 programme.
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