Communities Hail Dredging NAPRI Dam

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A tractor busy working at the site of NAPRI Shika Dam under construction as part of the developmental projects in the institute. Photo: SANI ALIYU

By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria

The neighbouring communities of National Animal Production and Research Institute (NAPRI) Shika have expressed happiness and appreciation over the redredging of the dam which broke down about three decades ago.
Speaking on the redredging work currently going on, the Mai Unguwar Gurku Malam  Gambo Dantsoho said if completed, the dam will bring their farming and business activities back as it used to be in the past.
He said the efforts put in place by the management of  NAPRI in ensuring the dam is brought back to life is commendable
Mal. Gambo further said the dam will improve their business and economic values.
According to him, when the redredging of the dam is completed, all those that left the village will be back for farming business.
“Our dry wells will be back with  water and our life will improve and we would lead better lives.” He added.
The dam is expected to be completed by April this year for effective usage.
In his remarks, the Director of the Institute, Professor Clarance Mawo Lakpini said the dam project is a project of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
He said there are other projects executed by the Institute such as roads networking the institute and the neighbouring communities.

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