Abuja — Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Fidelia Njeze, has said that the Federal Government would require an estimated N11 billion to tackle desert encroachment in the northern part of the country.
She said the country’s arable land mass and water resources are seriously being threatened by the twin hazards of drought and desertification especially with the increasing scourge of climate change.
She stated that desert now covers over 35 percent of the country’s total landmass as it has moved from Kebbi and Kano areas to New Bussa and Jos regions. Read More / Watch Video »
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