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Following the deadly incidents in some parts of Ogun state in 2022, the State government has proposed N2 billion to avert recurrence of flooding and others in 2023 .
The government said it had budgeted N2 billion for various capital projects to address the perennial problems of flood, erosion, beautification of major streets and other environmental issues in the coming 2023 fiscal year
The State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ola Oresanya disclosed this on Tuesday while defending his ministry’s budgetary allocation before the State House of Assembly in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Oresanya said N948.14million of the amount would be used for rehabilitation of some affected areas in the state caused by either flood or erosion,so as to prevent further degradation and arrest gully formation
He said the drainage systems will be constructed in Ijebu-Ode, Ikenne, Sagamu, Ado-Odo, Ota, Ipokia and Yewa North ,Abeokuta South, Abeokuta North, Odeda, Obafemi-Owode, Ifo and Ewekoro Local Government Areas to address flooding and erosion to include,
The commissioner added that there would also be dredging of the drainage systems in Ijebu-Igbo, Sagamu, Ago-Iwoye, Ado-Odo, Yewa North,Ifo as well as Abeokuta South and North respectively
He disclosed that another N34.9million would be spent on construction of 10 public toilets across the state , to curtail open defecation, ensure cleaner environment and prevent outbreak of diseases in the state
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