Posted on March 15, 2023
Kwara State Government has commenced the dredging and channelisation of Asa River and its tributaries to prevent flooding during the raining season.
Speaking with Journalists shortly after inspecting level of work on Asa River on Unity road and other parts of the state, the state Commisssioner for Environment, Mrs Remilekun Banigbe said the work will minimise flooding in the areas.
She said the state government secured the project from the federal government through the ecological office to alleviate the sufferings of residents.
Mrs Banigbe explained that siltation has been the major challenge that leads to over flowing of the Asa River into the communities around the river bank.
She noted that the state government will embark on sensitisation to educate the residents on the dangers of indiscriminate dumping of refuse on water ways.
In his remarks the Engineer in charge of the project, Maruf Issa appealed to the residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse on the water ways to save lives and property.