Ibadan flood: Makinde goes for ambitious city drainage masterplan

By Editor on 01/07/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 141


Makinde

Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday directed the execution of a drainage masterplan under the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project within the next 18 months.

The governor, who gave the directive while on an on-the-spot assessment of the flood affected areas of Ibadan said that the measure would help prevent perennial flood disaster in the state.    

The governor, on a tour of the areas including Oke- Omi, Ikumapayi, Olodo and Onipepeye Bridges at Sawmill all in Ibadan on Wednesday, added that he has directed the Local Chairmen in the areas to begin work on the affected bridges immediately.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as further declaring that the Ministry of Environment should enumerate the properties affected by the flood at Olodo area with a view to relocating some of the residents to other areas. 

He said: “Like we can see out there, the bridge is undersized. There is a drainage master plan for Oyo State under the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP), this has been identified and I think we have to keep taking them out one at a time. So, I have asked the local government chairman to write for approval, and work will start immediately on it.

“IUFMP is already dredging the river. The remaining thing is just to put a properly sized bridge across it and we will do that.

“By the time we are able to get all the projects under the IUFMP executed, the issues of flood will be dealt with and it is only then that the rainy season will not be any problem for us. It is work in progress and I believe that, in the next 18 months, there will be appreciable improvement and our people can sleep with their eyes closed even if it is raining heavily.                                                          

"On structures obstructing the waterways, we will have to take some of them out. At the main road at Olodo, some people already moved out by themselves. So, the government will enumerate such properties and then see how we can relocate people there.”

The  governor also enjoined the people to desist from actions capable of aggravating flooding, including dumping of wastes in river channels and waterways, which he said may result in the blockage of drainage and river channels.

He urged people living close to flood-prone areas to vacate the areas to avoid loss of lives and valuable properties to the flood, promising that his administration will continue to give succour to those affected by flooding.

He said: “Palliative is general. We are faced with a pandemic and we are also faced with an economic meltdown. So, palliative is something that is continuous for all the people," he said.

Some of the places visited by the governor included Garage Olodo, Ikumapayi, Oke Omi, Omi River, Under Bridge Onipepeye and Sawmill, all within the Ibadan metropolis.

 

 

 

Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on July, 1 2020

Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
TRAGEDY: 149 passengers perish, as Ethiopian Airline crashes...

Gun running: Again, Dino absent in court *He's...

Tokyo 2020: Nigeria Taekwondo Athletes secure IOC lifeline...

BREAKING: Buhari storms Lagos *Heads to Seme, meets...

Rising insecurity: Tafawa Balewa, Agbokoba, others write Buhari...

Era of killing spree in Kaduna gone for...

BREAKING: Security operative kills girl, 18, during Oyo...

N2.2billion scam: The law is on my side...

NaijaBet places Buhari's return on bet
Latest News God hasn’t approved that I should reopen my church – TB Joshua BREAKING: You must accept 'repentant' terrorists, Buhari tells communities *Ex-B'Haram not joining army Boko Haram: North West will never share North East's fate - Masari BREAKING: Fuel price jumps to N150 per litre Al-Qaeda insurgent penetrating North-West, US warns Nigeria How police arrested Boko Haram logistics supplier in Borno Nnamdi Kanu is right - Nwodo *Denying Ndigbo presidency, a call for Biafra BREAKING: Bristow Helicopters fires 100 pilots 24 hours after Air Peace sacked 70 Obi: NBA flawless polls a new dawn in Nigeria’s electoral system *Hails Akpata’s victory BREAKING: FG ups fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5million in new law

 

Most Read BREAKING: Atiku defects to APGA *Picks ticket for 2019 presidency *Runs with Soludo (60,260 views) BREAKING: Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar clinch final Ballon d'Or shortlist, Suarez snubbed (39,158 views) You must release Kanu, give us justice or we keep bombing – Gen. Ben (27,766 views) Seven 'killer' SARS officers arrested in Anambra for murder (25,182 views) I must redeem Ndigbo or die trying – Nwodo *We're quite uncomfortable in Nigeria (23,384 views) BREAKING: Upset, as Ugwuanyi appoints Queen of 419 into cabinet (17,960 views) Biafra: I’ll lead negotiation with agitators – Okorie *Warns against force (16,557 views) Okorie to Buhari: Your gvt can’t be killing Ndigbo and offering B’Haram amnesty (16,401 views) Catholic bishops to Mbaka: Your prophesies could be brain wave (15,009 views) BREAKING: Again DSS shuns court order, hedges on Kanu's release (14,981 views)

 

News Appointments (374) Business (325) Crime (1364) Economy (631) Education (248) Entertainment (315) Fashion and Style (116) General (638) Health (819) Inside Africa (536) Interviews (28) National (1585) Politics (3429) Press Releases (3) Religion (280) Security (1765) Sports (2381) Technology (34) World News (680)

 

CBN banner advert

Chelsea Outdoor

Veleta banner

FRSC Officials vs Woman Driver on highway

 

 

Newsletters Subscribe to Whirl Wind News newsletters today and get breaking news and updates delivered to your mailbox!

Sign up

 

Advertisement