The Ekiti State Government, represented by the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mrs. Iyabode Fakunle-Okieimen, received two amphibious dredgers at the state capital, Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.

This was contained in a statement signed by Hon. Akin Omole,
Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation in the state on Wednesday.

The multi-purpose dredging machine is suitable for wetland, shallow water, and deep water operation.

In line with ongoing efforts to address the issue of flooding in communities across the state, these amphibious dredgers will be deployed for flood control, dredging of selected rivers and streams, as well as the widening of canals for free flow of water.

Recall that Governor Fayemi’s administration is embarking on the construction of drainages and culverts at Arinkin in Oke Ako and Ajolagun in Ikere-Ekiti. Efforts are ongoing to begin the reconstruction of the Ogbomu bridge which is located between Irele and Ponyan in Kogi State, and Ajolagun bridge.

Government is also undertaking erosion control works at Bisi Aloba avenue and Temidire road in Ikere-Ekiti.

In Ado Ekiti, efforts are ongoing to address the flooding issues at Tinuola axis, Eminrin, Afao Road, Ajilosun, and Odo Ado, as well as Owode and Otete in Efon Alaaye.

All these are being executed with the support of the World Bank, through the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP).

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