Flooding: Respite Coming To Ota Residents As Ogun Govt Begins Drainage Cleaning, Redesigning - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Flooding: Respite Coming To Ota Residents As Ogun Govt Begins Drainage Cleaning, Redesigning






 | The Daily Crucible | Sunday, September 4, 2022

Residents of Sango-Ota will soon experience respite as the Ogun State government is to embark on clean-up and re-designing of all drainage network in the ancient town to address challenges of flooding in the area.

Commissioner for Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya, disclosed this when he visited the town on an environmental inspection tour.

Oresanya said the exercise which is in conjunction with the Ado-Odo Local Government, Traditional Chiefs and Communities Development Associations will clean and redesign all existing drainage network as well as maintain and construct news ones where necessarily.

He said this will not only bring relief to the residents but also preserve government investment in road infrastructure in the town.

"The state government has commenced lots of roads in Ota-Ijoko, Ojuore and Idiroko Road have been completed.These are investment in infrastructure and one thing that will threaten them is drainage issue"

"So we want to preserve them through good drainage network as we don't want a situation where we are careless and come back next year and find out that the roads are gone," Oresanya added.

The Commissioner also said the state government will work with the local government authorities to curb street trading as this will change the traffic flow in the town.

Contributing,the Chairman of Ado Odo Ota Local Government,Hon Sheriff Adewale Musa affirm the collaboration with the state government on the clean-up and redesigning of drainage network as well as street trading saying that the exercises will be painless to the residents of Sango-Ota.

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