On 29th November, 2016, Exposure visit of the Kano State Project Management Unit (SPMU) team of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to Calabar Cross River state sometime in November, 2016. The idea was to share their first-hand experience of the project with us as one of the newly absorbed states of the project in Nigeria. Cross River, being one of the pioneering states participating in the project has tremendously recorded successes in their first phase of work.
The trip was really an eye opener, educating and inspiring as well. They took us around about five of their intervention sites within the metropolitan.
The Kano state Commissioner of Environment, who is also the chairman of the State Steering Committee (SSC) Dr. Ali Haruna Abubakar Makoda spearheaded the trip in the company of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Alh Sagir Wali Abdullahi.
The team also comprised of the State Project Coordinator Malam Musa Shuaibu, and some of the SPMU staff.