Nigeria: Governor Ajimobi Supports Dredging Projects
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State inaugurated the Secretariat-Bodija Bridge in Ibadan, with a pledge that his administration would put a stop to the wanton destruction of lives and properties occasioned by flooding.
The bridge, which is in the heart of Ibadan, was one of the bridges washed away by the August 26, 2011 flood which claimed several lives and properties in the state.
The governor, who re-christened the bridge “Restoration Bridge’’, said that immediately after the disaster, his administration set to work, adding “we began a systematic and aggressive exercise of widening water channels and dredging of rivers, so as to allow for free flow of water.
“I am proud to announce that our vision of repositioning the state is being achieved daily as this government marches on.
“Many governors had passed through; some wanted to do it, time did not permit them. Some also wanted to do it, but politics and other distractions did not allow them. Some others also wanted to do it; they dreamt about it but they have now woken up from their sleep; now, we dreamt about it, we woke up and we have actualized it,’’ he said.
Press Release, March 13, 2013