Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Wednesday said his administration will continue to work with those in flood prone areas to ensure that they are protected.
Makinde stated this when he visited some of the areas that got flooded on Tuesday evening.
He said there is a drainage master plan for Ibadan under the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) which is currently being executed, adding that once all the projects are completed, it will ensure that flood occurrences are taken care of.
Speaking on the situation of the Sawmill Bridge in Onipepeye, Old Ife road, the governor said: “For example, the river is already being dredged under the IUFMP. However, the Sawmill Bridge is undersized. I have asked the Local Government Caretaker Chairman to write for approval so that work can commence to put a properly sized bridge there.”
He added: “We’ll also remove structures on our waterways. At the main road at Olodo, some people already moved out of their houses. So, the govt will enumerate such properties & relocate those people. We’ll continue to work with those in flood prone areas to ensure that they are protected.
Some of the areas Makinde visited include Oke Omi, Ikumapayi, Olodo and Old Ife road.