Ibadan flood: Oyo Govt to relocate victims, enumerates lost properties

By Oluwaseun Sonde

Photo: Oyo State Governor inspecting the flooded area

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has visited some of the areas which got flooded as a result of the heavy rains in Ibadan while stated that his government will enumerate such lost properties and relocate affected people.

The Governor disclosed this on his official social platform on Wednesday, he said there is a drainage master plan for Ibadan under the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project which is currently being executed.

According to him, “Once all of these projects are completed, it will ensure that these occurrences are taken care of. 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 said.

He noted that government will also remove structures on the waterways. “At the main road at Olodo, some people already moved out of their houses. So, the government will enumerate such properties and relocate those people.

“We will continue to work with those in flood prone areas to ensure that they are protected. The flooded area include Oke Omi, Ikumapayi, Olodo and Sawmill Bridge Onipepeye, Old Ife road in Ibadan”, he said.

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