The 2022 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) by Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NIMET predicts about 2790mm amount of rainfall in the Southern part of Nigeria. By implication, the amount of rainfall in expectation is unprecedented along the coastal region in the south which could lead to flooding and eventual disaster.
To cater for this prediction and avoid a colossal damage effect on residents of Agboyi Ketu LCDA, the Council Boss, Mayor Dele Oshinowo proactively engaged the services of Gales Engineering Limited, a company renowned in the business of desilting and clearance of canals. The company has immediately deployed a swamp buggy to ensure blocked canals and water ways in Agboyi-Ketu are opened up for free flow of water.
It would be recalled that the present administration made an announcement earlier this week that dredging and desilting work will begin on two blocked channels. The blocked canals to be worked on are two channels, firstly, the channel passing through Church Street, Agboyi Road, Ajibola Street and Goodluck Street. While the second channel will witness the dredging and desilting of blocked channel from Elebiju to Akinyemi.
Monitoring the flag-off exercise at ‘Estate axis’ of Alapere, the Supervisor for Works and Infrastructure, Hon. Alaba Saliu alongside the SA on ICT and Infrastructure Hon. Ogundipe Tosin noted that the emergency intervention was to clear the canals of silt, debris and sludge.
Hon. Alaba further stated that the exercise would put an end to menace of flooding in low-lying areas. Apart from the desilting and dredging exercise, he noted that the present administration is working on an awareness programme that will help to educate residents on proper waste management and disposal.