Projects

Projects

The Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority, Makurdi has projects covering 10 Senatorial Districts, 3 each in Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa state and one from Kogi State. There are all together 25 projects of the Authority which are sited in 12 LGAs of the 10 senatorial Districts in its catchment States. These are projects, offices and residential buildings were developed and the authority's staff are posted there for their maintenance and further development.

The projects and their location are as follows:

  • Headquarters estate, comprising offices, Workshops and residential houses in Makurdi, Makurdi LGA.
  • Katsina Ala river Irrigation Project ,Located at Katsina Ala LGA
  • Jato Aka River Irrigation project, Located at Jato Aka, Kwande LGA
  • Makurdi Irrigation farm, located in Makurdi, Makurdi LGA
  • Lessel Irrigation project, Lessel, Ushongo LGA
  • Okete Irrigation project, Located at Okete, Otukpo LGA
  • Obagaji Irrigation project ,Located at Obagaji, Agatu LGA
  • Naka Dam and Irrigation project,Located at Naka, Gwer West
  • Guma earth Dam located at Gbajimba, Guma LGA

 

THE PROJECTS OF THE AUTHORITY ARE COMPRISED OF IRRIGATION AND WATER SUPPLY

Irrigation

The project is located at Doma, Doma LGA Nasarawa State. It was established in 1979.
This project is for irrigation and public water supply.
The following components of the project are in place:

  • 37.5mcm capacity dam.
  • 250ha pilot irrigation
  • Office and Residential Buildings

CURRENT PLANS

  • 200ha of land cleared for sprinkler irrigation.
  • Development of 180ha center pivot irrigation system
  • Expansion of irrigation coverage from 250ha to 2000ha.
  • Collaboration with other government Agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development
  • Provision of improved rice seedlings
  • Establishment of poultry farm

The above named projects (2) are located at Katsina-Ala project; K/Ala LGA,  and Jato Aka project; Kwande LGA, Benue State. The projects are for irrigation.
The following components of the projects are in place:

  • Irrigation facilities for 1500ha
  • Office and Residential Buildings

CURRENT PLANS

  • Expansion of 1500ha to 2000ha
  • Connection of projects to public power supply
  • Completion of refurbishment of pumps
  • Rehabilitation and irrigation of 1500ha
  • Expansion of irrigation coverage from 1500ha to 2000ha
  • Maintenance of project facilities on continuous basis
  • Construction of flood protection dyke
  • Collaboration with other government Agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development
  • Development of 120ha center pivot irrigation system
  • Provision of improved rice seedlings
  • Provision of improved rice seedlings
  • Expansion of fish ponds

The project is located in Dep Lafia LGA, Nasarawa State. The project is for irrigation
The following components of the project are in place.

  • 1000ha cleared land facilities for 350ha pilot irrigation

CURRENT PLANS

  • Construction of flood protection Dyke
  • Completion of refurbishment of pumps
  • Resuscitation of farmland that was silted by flood
  • Collaboration with other government Agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development
  • Maintenance of project facilities on continuous basis

The project is located in Naka, Gwer West LGA, Benue State. The project is for irrigation
The following components of the project are in place.

  • 100ha land cleared with 50ha pilot irrigation
  • 2.5mcm dam was constructed in 1986
  • Development of Office and Residential Buildings.

CURRENT PLANS

  • Expansion of irrigation facilities from 50ha to 1000ha
  •  Collaboration with other government Agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development
  • Rehabilitation of existing building and irrigation infrastructure to reposition the project
  • Maintenance of project facilities on a continuous basis
  • Provision of improved rice seedlings

The project is located at Longkat, Pankshin LGA, Plateau State. The following components are in place

  • 1000ha cleared land for pilot irrigation
  • The design of Dansak dam as source of irrigation water has been completed.

CURRENT PLANS

  • Rehabilitation of existing irrigation and infrastructure.
  • Rehabilitation of existing building and other structure to repositioning the project
  • Expansion of irrigation facilities to 100ha
  • Collaboration with other government Agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development
  • Rehabilitation of project access road
  • Construction of pumps houses and intake structures
  • Establishment of poultry farm

The project is located at Wase, Wase LGA, Plateau State. The project is for irrigation. The following components of the project are in place;

  • 300ha cleared with facilities for 100ha pilot irrigation
  • Farm access road that are in the state of abandonment
  • Building infrastructure

CURRENT PLANS

  • Development of polder irrigation
  • Provision of farm and other agricultural inputs
  • Rehabilitation of all existing structure
  • Collaboration with other government Agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development
  • Expansion of irrigation facilities to 3000ha
  • Completion of refurbishment of irrigation pumps
  • Establishment of poultry farm

The project is located at shendam, Shendam LGA, Plateau State. The project is for irrigation. The following components of the project are in place;

  • 1000ha land cleared.
  • Office and residential buildings.

  CURRENT PLANS

  • State owned Shendam Dam to be expanded to provide additional water for irrigation at the project.
  • Development of irrigation at the project.
  • Provision of farm machinery and other agricultural inputs.

The project is located at Bokkos LGA Plateau State. The has potential for 1000Ha irrigation. The following are the components of the project in place.

  • 2.5mcm capacity earth Dam
  • 50 Ha pilot irrigation.
  • Office and residential buildings.

CURRENT PLANS

  • Expansion of irrigation facilities of the project to 1000Ha.
  • Provision of farm machinery and other agricultural inputs.
  • Collaboration of other Government Agencies and Private partners to accelerate project development.
  • Maintenance of Dam on a continuous basis.
  • Rehabilitation of existing infrastructure.

This project is located at oguma, Bassa LGA, Kogi State. The project has a potential of 1000Ha.

  • 1000Ha of cleared farm land.
  • 100Ha pilot irrigation.
  • Water for irrigation is by lifting from river Ohimowa.
  • Office and residential buildings.

           CURRENT PLANS

  • Rehabilitation of existing irrigation infrastructure.
  • Purchase hydroflow pumps.
  • Collaboration with other Government agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development.
  • Expansion of irrigation infrastructure to 1000Ha.

This project is located at oforachi, igalamela/ Adoru LGA, Kogi State. It has a potential of 1000Ha. This project is for irrigation purposes.
The following components of the project are in place.

  • 1000Ha farm land cleared with 50ha pilot irrigation.
  • Development  of  60ha central pivot irrigation system.
  • Office and residential buildings.
  • Water for irrigation is by direct lifting from river ofu.

   CURRENT PLANS

  • Rehabilitation of existing irrigation infrastructure.
  • Purchase of hydroflow pumps.
  • Construction of pump houses and intake structures.
  • Expansion of irrigation infrastructure to 1000ha.
  • Collaboration with other Government agencies and private partnership to accelerate development.

This is located at Adoru, Igalamela/Adoru LGA, Kogi State. It has a potential of 1000ha. The project is planned for irrigation activities
The following components of the project are in place;

  • 1000ha farmland cleared
  • Office and residential buildings
  • Water for irrigation is by direct lifting from river Anambra

CURRENT PLANS

  • Establishment of 50ha pilot irrigation project

The project is located at Ejule Ojebe, Ibaji LGA, Kogi state. The project has potentials for 1000HA
The following components of the project are in place;

  • 50ha pilot irrigation scheme
  • Water for irrigation is by direct lifting from the Ota Lake
  • Office and residential buildings
  • 1000ha farmland cleared with 250ha facilities for irrigation
  • Collaboration with other government agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development

CURRENT PLANS

  • Rehabilitation of existing irrigation infrastructure to reposition the project
  • Purchase of irrigation pumps
  • Construction of pumps house and intake structure
  • Collaboration with other government agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development
  • Provision of farm machinery and other agricultural inputs
  • Expansion of irrigation infrastructure to 1000ha

The project is located at Obagaji, Agatu LGA, Benue state. It has a potential of 1000ha. The project is for irrigation activities
The following components of the project are in place;

  • 1000ha farmland cleared for irrigation
  • Water for irrigation is by direct lifting from dam constructed for this purpose
  • Office and residential buildings

CURRENT PLANS

  • Development of 1000ha gravity irrigation system
  • Development of 60ha central pivot irrigation system at the project

The project is located in Okete, Otukpo LGA, Benue state. It has a potential for 1000ha. The project is for irrigation activities.
The following components of the project are in place.

  • 1000ha farmland cleared for irrigation
  • Water for irrigation is to be from dam that is planned for the project

CURRENT PLANS

  • Development of 1000ha gravity irrigation system at the project
  • Development of 60ha central pivot irrigation system at the project
  • Collaboration with other government agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development

The project is located in Makurdi, Makurdi LGA, Benue state. It has a potential for 1000ha. Infrastructures have been developed for 100ha gravity irrigation.
The following components of the project are in place;

  • 1000ha farmland cleared for irrigation with facilities for 100ha
  • Water for irrigation is by direct lifting from river benue
  • Collaboration with other government agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development
  • Office and residential buildings
  • Development of 60ha central pivot irrigation system

CURRENT PLANS

  • To rehabilitate 100ha irrigation infrastructure
  • Development of 1000ha gravity irrigation system at the project
  • Collaboration with other government agencies and private partnership to accelerate project development
  • Provision of farm machinery and other agricultural inputs
  • Expansion of fish ponds
  • Provision of improved rice seedlings

Water Supply Projects

The Authority has so far constructed 5 multipurpose dams of various capacities:

  • Doma dam, Doma in Nasarawa State (37.5mcm)
  • Naka dam, Naka in Benue State(4.0mcm)
  • Guma dam, Guma in Benue state (4.0mcm)
  • Bokkos dam, Bokkos in Plateau state (2.5)
  • Kwa dam, Kwa Plateau state (1.5mcm)

CONSTRUCTION WORK HAS COMMENCED ON THE FOLLOWING DAMS:

  • Lessel dam, Lessel Ushongo LGA, Benue state
  • Akpagher Earth Dam, Akpagher Gboko LGA, Benue state
  • Warhuna, Maavasar dam, Kwande LGA, Benue state

STUDY AND DESIGN OF THE FOLLOWING DAMS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND CONSTRUCTION WORKS  ARE-ONGOING

  • Konshisha dam, Benue state
  • Miango dam, Plateau state
  • Ganawuri dam, Plateau state
  • Nasarawa dam, Plateau state
  • Agbashi dam, Nasarawa state
  • Awe dam, Nasarawa state
  • Keana dam, Nasarawa state
  • Azara dam, Nasarawa state
  • Assakio dam, Benue state
  • Raav dam, Benue state
  • Dengi dam, Plateau state
  • Merkyem dam, Benue state
  • Miango dam, Plateau state
  • Nyer dam
  • Mabudi dam, plateau state
  • Kwalla Earth Dam, Plateau state
  • Garkawa Earth dam, Plateau state
  • Njiriv dam, Benue state
  • Gbemacha dam, Benue state
  • Adoka dam, Benue state
  • Mbause dam, Benue state
  • Jijigbe Mbayongo dam Benue state
  • Otobi-Akpegede dam, Benue state
  • Ajokpachi dam, Kogi state
                                               


MONITORING AND EVALUATING OF EXISTING HYDROMET STATIONS

The program is to facilitate Hydrometeorological data, which are critical for water resources master plan. The objective is to gather such data related to water discharges. Meteorological information of the catchment areas through the establishment, operation and maintenance of hydromet stations. The activities are spread in the whole of the LGA's of the states that makes up the Authority's catchment area. The following components of the project are in place

Monitoring and Evaluating Of Existing Hydromet Stations

Meteorological stations in Benue state;

  • Makurdi Headquarters
  • Okete
  • Katsina Ala

Hydrological gauging stations in Benue state;
NAME OF RIVER                                                      STATION

  • Ugbaya                                                                Taraku
  • Benue                                                                  Makurdi
  • Fele                                                                      Makurdi project
  • Katsina Ala                                                         Katsina Ala
  • River Dura                                                          Dura
  • Okete                                                                   Okete
  • Okpokwu                                                           Ekenobi
  • Ajide                                                                    Ajide                     
  • Okpokwu                                                           Iga-Okpaya
                   

Meteorological stations in Nasarawa state.

  • Dep
  • Doma

Hydrological gauging stations in Nasarawa state
NAME OF RIVER                                                     STATION

  • Amba                                                                   Amba
  • Kotse                                                                   Kotse
  • Akunni                                                                 Akunni
  • Ashige                                                                  Ashige
  • Dep                                                                      Dep
  • Buku                                                                     Buku
  • Gbata                                                                   Gbata
  • Mada                                                                   Tede
  • Mada                                                                   Gudi bridge
                   

Meteorological stations in Plateau state

  • Longkat
  • Bokkos

Meteorological gauging stations in Plateau state
NAME OF RIVER                                                      STATION

  • Lifidi                                                                     Lifidi
  • Randa                                                                  Randa
                   

Meteorological gauging stations in Kogi state
NAME OF RIVER                                                     STATION

  • Ankpa                                                                  ankpa
  • Okura-Lafia                                                        Okura
  • Itieme                                                                  Dekina
  • Akpoli                                                                  Akpoli
  • Egane                                                                   Egane
  • Iyale                                                                     Iyale

CURRENT PLANS

  • Establishment and maintenance of hydromet and gauging stations.
  • Continuous data collection and processing, monitoring and evaluation.