As part of efforts to proactively forestall annual flooding in Ibadan during the ongoing rainy season, Oyo State has launched the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP).
The IUFMP project includes dredging of 45 rivers and streams as well as desilting of blocked drains at different locations across the 11 local government areas within Ibadan metropolis.
The Acting Project Coordinator of IUFMP, Olasunkanmi Sokeye explained that the approval of Governor Seyi Makinde for the task was essential to protect the lives and property of people against any losses from flooding.
He added that the imperative of executing the task in line with the specified engineering requirements and in strict compliance with environmental and social safeguards standards cannot be compromised.
According to the officials, Dutum Company Limited won a contract (Lot 3) within the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) to dredge 11 rivers in Ibadan.