Enviroment

Makinde Lauds IUFMP, Promises to Tackle Flooding

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has expressed the readiness of his government to take proactive measures to end flooding in the state.

Governor Makinde said this in Ibadan at a workshop tagged “Ibadan Flood Forecast, Early Warning and Implementation”.

The governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun said his administration would readily support the implementation of the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project, IUFMP and other ongoing intervention projects in the state.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, lauds the IUFMP on the flood forecast initiative, which he said will furnish the people with prior alerts about impending flood disasters.

The statement describes the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (lUFMP) as a people-oriented project set up to change the narrative of incessant and ravaging flood disasters in the state.

The governor stated that the state would be expecting value for its investment in the project, which he noted should be in terms of immediate gains in the area of safety of lives and properties, as well as measurable capacity building for homegrown technocrats and public servants who would be required to sustain the initiative, post-IUFMP.

Governor Makinde also called on the operators of the project to ensure that the advantages of the project were transferred to other communities in the state through a form of knowledge transfer.

Iyabo Adebisi

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