Ekiti Govt Ask for Federal Govt Support over Flood
Ekiti State Government has canvassed massive support of the Federal Government to flood-prone areas in the state.
Commissioner for Environment, Chief Bisi Kolawole, said such was necessary to protect the lives and property of the residents of such areas.
Kolawole said at a press briefing on the activities of the Ministry in the last one year that the state government had taken steps in its capacity to control flood and erosion.
These include dredging of stream channels in Ado Ekiti and Ilawe Ekiti and construction of access culverts in some prone areas in the state capital, which had been completed.
According to him, ongoing projects in that regard included erosion control works in Ado Ekiti and reconstruction of failed culvert at Iwesun in Otun Ekiti.
Kolawole said that as part of efforts to ensure a healthy environment in the state, the state government had prosecuted no fewer than 574 persons at the Mobile Court for contravening the State Environmental Health and Sanitation Law since the advent of the present administration in the state.
He said 354 offenders had been prosecuted for flouting monthly environmental sanitation exercise, while 220 persons had been prosecuted for committing offences ranging from open defecation, dumping of refuse into drainages, and canals, illegal trading on the road sides, among others.
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