The Federal Government said on Monday that it would build walls around River Kaduna to check the perennial flooding in the state .
The acting Director , National Water Resources Institute, Dr Martin Edufie, made the disclosure on the occasion of the 2020 World Rivers Day in Kaduna.
He said the project when completed , would protect residents , who battle with flood annually .
Edufie said , “Very soon we are going to have a flood control project in Kaduna. We are going to have flood walls on both banks of River Kaduna to protect the people .
“This is a result of our yearly study on flood in Kaduna state . Every year we study the flood in Kaduna and submit our report to our Minister .
“The minister has taken steps to address the challenge. People are encroaching flood lane, we need to respect the waterways and ensure quality of water .”
Meanwhile , the Kaduna state Government raised alarm over threats of pollution to River Kaduna as a result of human activities
The state Commissioner for Public Works and Infrastructure , Hajiya Balaraba Inuwa, represented by a Permanent Secretary , Alhaji Bashir Umar- Lere , insisted that river pollution and climate change were challenges facing river development .