Objectives of Edo NEWMAP

NEWMAP supports ...

Edo State Government Efforts

Since the inception of the current administration a strategic institutional policy decision was for the Ministry of Environment ...

Edo NEWMAP’s Milestones

Edo NEWMAP became effective on September 16, 2013 and has so far ...

Ewu Gully Erosion Site

EWU GULLY SITE Ewu is located about halfway between Benin City and Auchi, just north of the Benin City- Auchi road, ...

Ibore Erosion Gully Site

IBORE GULLY SITE The Ibore Gully Site is located in Esan Central Local Government Area, approximately 6km to the east of ...

Edo State Governor Flags off Ewu and Ibore Remediation Site

Governor Godwin Obaseki cutting the tape to officially flag off the Ewu gully erosion remediation work; From Left: Edo state ...

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER APPLAUDS WORKS AT QUEEN EDE SITE

The Honourable Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Usman Ibrahim Jibril ...

Edo NEWMAP Conducts Bid Opening for Civil Works on Six Reclamation Sites

Edo NEWMAP Conducts Bid Opening for Civil Works on Six Reclamation Sites   As part of the continuing efforts of the Edo ...

IMPLEMENTATION OF RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN BEGINS IN GAPIONA AND URORA NEWMAP SITES, EDO STATE.

IMPLEMENTATION OF RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN BEGINS IN GAPIONA AND URORA NEWMAP SITES, EDO STATE. The implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan ...

  • PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

    Public Disclosure of Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) of the proposed Gapiona and Urora Control Intervention Project in Edo State.Click to Download

  • PICTURE GALLERY

    General Project Picture; Before, During and After NEWMAP Intervention

  • News & Events

    Edo State Newmap has to a larger esteem put measures in-place to reduce gully erosion in the state.

Project Background

The discovery of gullies on Mars may well have been a propitious sign that the planet once had water, but in Nigeria, Africa’s second largest economy, gullies caused by the combined effect of water and wind erosion are wreaking havoc on life and property, and exacting a heavy toll in human suffering.

The severity of environmental degradation prompted the Nigerian government to seek urgent support from the World Bank to tackle the challenge in seven states on a pilot basis: Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo.

The Bank responded through the US$500 million IDA-financed Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) and has mobilized a strong coalition at national and international levels to tackle and reduce soil erosion on a war footing.

The project became effective on September 16, 2013 and has received $3.96 million from the Global Environment Facility and $4.63 million from the Special Climate Change Fund.

It was eye-opening to see the severity of damage caused by erosion,” said Benoit Bosquet, Africa Region Sector Manager for Environment in West Africa who led the implementation support mission to Edo state, Nigeria.