“Like desert encroachment, the challenge of gully erosion has reached alarming proportions in our state, causing huge disruptions in socioeconomic lives of people. Over the years, we have spent huge amounts of our scarce resources in controlling monstrous gullies that are threatening social life and physical infrastructure in the capital city and other local government areas.”
-Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya (11 July, 2020)
Under the present administration, the Gombe State Government is confronting the challenge of gully erosion head- on through the National Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP).
One of the biggest gullies in the state, which threatened several communities within and on the outskirts of the capital city – the Gombe State University gully – has been completely rehabilitated.
Desilting and partial rehabilitation of other gullies on course
Other major gullies ravaging many communities in the state such as East of Gombe International Hotel – Behind Gombe State
House of Assembly, Wuro Bajoga – Bogo, and East of Kumo General Hospital – Jauro Tukur are also receiving adequate attention.
Establishment of Hydro Mets and Metrological/Weather Stations
The Gombe State Government through the NEWMAP has established two weather monitoring stations as follows: