The Government of the State of Osun on Friday began the dredging of rivers and water ways in all parts of the state to avert flood disaster as rainy season approaches.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dredging was part of the state government’s efforts to protect the residents against flooding. Osogbo, Ikirun, Ikire, Ilesa, Ile-Ife and Ede are flood-prone.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment & Sanitation, Hon. Bola Ilori, said that the dredging was part of the commitment of Aregbesola’s administration toward safe and habitable environment in the state.
Ilori said that government had invested adequately in the dredging and clearing of rivers and waterways to prevent flooding.
Meanwhile, many residents of the state have commended the government for its efforts to address the problem and urged governments at all levels to be responsive to the plight of the people by protecting them from disasters like the way Aregbesola’s government has done through the Special Adviser.