Ekiti State Commissioner for Housing and Environment, Mr Paul Omotoso has warned people erecting houses on waterways and floodplains to desist from the act because it is capable of endangering their lives and properties.
Omotoso gave the warning while inspecting some areas affected by flood in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday.
The Commissioner said that the State Government is consciously monitoring the flooded area in the state, adding that such areas have been identified for urgent attention.
He stated that the Governor has approved funds for the dredging of Awedele-Ilamoji Stream at Basiri area of Ado-Ekiti, while incessant flooding of the Mountain of Fire , Crownbiz areas and the neighbourhoods around River Ofin in Adebayo and Opopogbooro areas of the state capital are equally receiving the attention of the State Government.
Omotoso noted that efforts were also in top gear to construct erosion control canals in the Jimoh Aliu and Orire areas of Ado-Ekiti.
Omotoso, together with his counterparts in the Ministries of Works and Transport and Urban and Regional Planning also visited the bridge around the Crownbiz Hotel along Ado-Iworoko road where he charged the contractor to expand the bridge to allow free flow of water.
Last modified: July 5, 2012