Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State said on Saturday that the state government has commenced the execution of ecological projects worth N1.8 billion in the 24 Local Government Areas.
The governor stated this in Katsina while inspecting some projects being executed by the state government.
Masari said that the government was using ecological funds to execute the projects that would prevent flooding in the state during the rainy season.
Masari said that the state  government had awarded contract for the construction of a standard drainage at Kofar- Kaura Area of Katsina at the cost of N160million.
“The Government has awarded contracts for the construction of standard drainage in the affected Local Government Areas to prevent flood disaster in the forthcoming rainy season.
“The projects in the local government areas had reached 75 per cent completion,’’ he said.
Masari revealed that the other drainage contracts awarded  include those at Yarinchi B Area (N100 million); Kayauki Village (N143 million) and Sabuwar Anguwa Area to Adeleke bridge (N94 million ).
The governor called on the people of the state to stop indiscriminate dumping refuse in drainage and gutters to prevent flood disaster in the state.  - The Authority