Ekiti government to tame floods and environmental problems
The Ekiti State government has said it will not stop ensuring the safety of lives through the constant dredging and channeling of waterways, rivers, streams and canals across the state in the purpose of banishing floods.
Governor Kayode Fayemi made a commitment to Ado Ekiti during the inauguration of four heavy equipment purchased by the state government as part of the erosion and watershed management project in Nigeria, supported by the Bank World, to help residents with its third anniversary activities.
Fayemi, who was represented by his deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, at the inauguration and test drives of the two amphibious excavators and the two low-profile articulated trucks, said they should “facilitate the dredging and channeling of the tracks. waterways to save residents and neighborhoods from flooding. disasters and for effective erosion control.
He said the gesture arose out of interest in motivating community participation in the reduction of natural and man-made disasters and other environmental risks in the state.
Environment Commissioner Iyabo Fakunle-Okiemen said: “The constant dredging and channeling of rivers, streams and canals across the length and breadth of the state would force people to lie down closed and to banish the fear of flooding. “
Fakunle-Okhiemen, who praised Fayemi for facilitating the inclusion of Ekiti in the NEWMAP project, said the state has benefited tremendously from various ongoing erosion and flood control projects in different places around the world. ‘State.
According to her, development will provide respite to the populations at the base of the ecological problems which affect them as well as their economic and social activities.