Flooding: Ogun, FG To Meet On Ecological Projects - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Flooding: Ogun, FG To Meet On Ecological Projects

Ogun State Government and Federal Government are to meet on the proposed ecological projects targeted at  addressing the problem of erosion and controlling perennial flooding in some parts of the state

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Ola Oresanya made this known while the ministry presenting the half year budget performance of the Ministry before members of the State House of Assembly Conmittee on Environment led by Hon. Wahab Haruna at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. 

The essence of the meeting according to him, is to fastrack the process of mobilizing contractors for the proposed N600million projects in Ijebu-Ode and Ilaro approved by the Federal Executive Council's meeting

Oresanya explained that the State had raised a delegation to engage the Federal Government through appropriate agencies on the need to speed up the mobilization of contractors to the two sites, while efforts were in top gear to collate other areas for the attention of the Federal Government.

The Special Adviser pointed out that the ministry was working within available resources to ensure desilting of drainage channels, cleaning of stream paths and erosion control in towns across the State

He added that the Ministry in collaboration with other relevant agencies was poised to curb indiscriminate dumping of refuse in non- designated places, especially highways and drainage channels. 

Other members of the Committee including Honourables Ademuyiwa Adeyemi, Kemi Oduwole, Kunle Sobunkanla and Solomon Osho charged the ministry to redouble it efforts at averting impending flooding in any part of the State, with increasing enlightenment programmes to the residents on the benefits of promoting  a safe and conducive environment.

The State Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments presented its mid-year budget performance with an assurance that it would improve on measures towards curbing illegal mining and mineral exploitation in all parts of the State. 

The Commissioner in charge of the Ministry, Mrs.  Kikelomo Longe, stated that such measures were part of the ministry's holistic implementation of policies to enhance industrial and commercial growth through effective exploitation and mapping of mineral resources in the State.

Other agencies, including the State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC) the State Emergency Management Agency, State Agricultural and Multi-Purpose Credit Agency amongst others presented their budget performance before the lawmakers.

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