Osun Spends N2BN On Expansion Of Water Ways
Osun state government has spent over N2 billion on the expansion of waterways in different locations across the state as part of strategies to prevent flood.
The state Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Professor (Mrs) Olubukola Oyawoye, disclosed this while featuring on News Point, an interactive programme organized by Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
She said the effort of the state government was aimed at putting an end to flood which had ravaged the state before now.
She stated further that the proactive measure of the government at ameliorating flood has saved many lives in the state.
Professor Oyawoye said “Flooding was the order of the day when this administration came on board in 2011, but in the last three years of this government nothing of such has happened.”
She added that “the state government has been able to expand over 120 kilometers of water ways in over 100 communities in the state in the last three years.”
The commissioner also commended the virtue of the people of the state for changing for better in the area of sanitation.