Ahead of the raining season, the Ekiti state government in South west Nigeria has commenced the dredging of its waterways and clearing of drains across Ado-Ekiti metropolis.
The state’s Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resource, Mr Gbenga Agbeyo, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen during the inspection of projects at the state Water Works premises and Basiri areas in Ado-Ekiti.
He said that the governor approved the projects to solve ecological problems affecting the state.
Agbeyo also warned the residents of the state against indiscriminate dumping of refuse in canals and drains, especially when it rains.
According to him, the present administration is taking proactive measures to combat flood disasters which can destroy lives and property, if waterways are blocked.
The commissioner also said that the state government wasc committed to providing conducive environment for the citizenry.
He appealed to the people to always support the government and desist from dumping waste in waterways to allow free flow of water.