Ogun Govt Begins Clean-up, Redesigning Of Drainage Network At Sango-Ota

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Residents of Sango-Ota and its environs will heave a sign of relief as Ogun State Government is set to embark on clean-up and re-designing of all drainage network across the ancient town.

The state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya disclosed this during an environmental inspection tour of the town.

Oresanya noted that the exercise which is in conjunction with the Ado-Odo Local Government Council, Traditional Chiefs and Communities Development Associations would apart from cleaning and redesigning of all existing drainage network would also maintain and construct new ones where necessarily.

He said this would not only bring relief to the residents, but would preserve government investment in road infrastructure in the town.

“The state government has commenced lots of roads in Ota-Ijoko, Ojuore and Idiroko road have been completed.These are investment in infrastructure and one thing that will threaten them is drainage issue.

“So we want to preserve them through good drainage network as we don’t want a situation where we are careless and come back next year and find out that the roads are gone,” Oresanya added.

The Commissioner also said the state government will work with the local government authorities to curb street trading as this will change the traffic flow in the town.

Contributing, the Chairman of the council, Hon Sheriff Adewale Musa affirmed the collaboration with state government on the clean-up and redesigning of drainage network as well as street trading, saying that the exercises will be painless to the residents of Sango-Ota.