Nigeria: Flooding, Ekiti to Spend N334m to Dredge Waterways

Nigeria: Flooding, Ekiti to Spend N334m to Dredge Waterways

Ekiti State government is to spend a sum N334 million to dredge waterways to prevent the reoccurrence of flooding that ravaged some sections of Ado Ekiti metropolis and other towns in 2019.

Sections of Ado Ekiti, namely, Ita Eku, Ureje, Eminrin, Embassy Island and others, were submerged by flood in September, leading to the collapse of Ureje bridge along Ado-Ijan-Ikare road.

Briefing newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Monday after the state executive council meeting, the Information Commissioner, Chief Muyiwa Olumilua, revealed that the council also approved the procurement of N54 million customised Safe Delivery Kits to be distributed to pregnant women across all the 16 local government areas of the state.

Olumilua said: “the dredging is to alleviate the suffering of the inhabitants of some critical areas in Ado Ekiti.

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