The Caretaker Management Team of Isokan Local Government under the Leadership of Hon. Olanrewaju Maruf has commenced the dredging of some flood-prone water channels in the council area.
The flagging off of the dredging exercise according to a statement by the Information Officer of the council, Mr. Rufai Kehinde, was aimed at putting an end to perennial flooding which has resulted to loss of many lives and property worth millions of naira, hence rendering many homeless in the area.
The statement said that as at the time of filing this report, dredging on Agbowo river to Mogi-Mogi and Ahoyaya rivers was nearly completed.
Residents of the council area, have then commended the council authority for the dredging and channelisation of major rivers in the council.
The residents of the affected areas also commended the Governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for bringing dividend of democracy closer to their doorsteps, saying the gesture would save them from flood disaster.
The Executive Secretary, in the statement, has however urged the people of the area to desist from act of dumping refuse on water ways and also should not embark on any building construction project that does not have government approved plan, particularly on waterways.
Besides, the Executive Secretary has reaffirmed his administration’s determination to promote solid infrastructural development in the council area.
He made this assertion during the foundation laying of the on-going reconstruction of the burnt parts of Isokan Local Government Secretariat.
According to the statement by Rufai, the council boss implored the people to support his administration through prompt payment of all levies, dues and taxes for further development efforts.
The Executive Secretary promised that the project would be completed very soon, just as he commended Governor Aregbesola for his visionary and purposeful leadership since inception of his administration in the state.