The women numbering over 200 from Oko community in Orumba North Local Government Area had claimed that the excavation had made the area vulnerable to more erosion devastation.
Agne gave the directive during the opening ceremony of a four-day workshop for 19 states on the commencement of World Bank supervision Mission of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project on Wednesday in Katsina.
Suleiman made the disclosure at the opening of a workshop for some participants of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project in Katsina on Wednesday.
Mike Ivenso, Project Coordinator of NEWMAP in Anambra, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Awka that the project had held a pre-bid meeting with some potential contractors for the control works.
The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project has advised the South-East states to minimise dependence on land as part of measures to check gully erosion in the zone.