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Edo flags off N5.7bn Auchi erosion control project

By Simon Ebegbulem

BENIN CITY—GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has flagged off the N5.7 billion Auchi Erosion project to tackle the menacing gully erosion threatening the community. He described the project as a historic intervention that will change the fortunes of the kingdom.

Speaking at the flag-off of the World Bank-assisted project, weekend, Oshiomhole, said: “We have borrowed N5.7 billion to protect this great kingdom of Auchi, to restore hope and to remove the fear and the pain the people suffer when it rains because that is the primary purpose of government.

“The loan is at an interest rate of less than one percent and it was spread so thinly that we pay painlessly. So, it takes a sensible, competent and transparent government to access this World Bank facility for the people.”


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