Kebbi state ministry of environment and solid minerals is in collaboration with its sister ministry, the federal ministry of environment to tackle marked areas grossly ravaged by gully erosion.
This was disclosed by the state commissioner of environment, Umar Hassan Kalgo in his office in Birnin Kebbi.
According to him, erosion is a not peculiar to Kebbi alone; it is a global phenomenon being faced in all states including Kebbi.
Kalgo added that the state government has done a lot in erosion control, and mentioned a bridge that was washed away by rain along Shema and Bakoshi that was reconstructed by army engineers awarded by the state government; the bridge has already been put back to use.
Hassan further said that due to expensive nature of erosion control, the federal government came in to assist the state.
A team of expert was in the state for physical assessment, where 13 places considered worst hit by soil degradation were listed for action and a bill to that effect has been drafted by the state and forwarded to the federal government for consideration.
The state now awaits action from the federal ministry, the commissioner confirmed.