Oyo State Government orders removal of 200 illegal structures on waterways

The Oyo State Government has ordered the removal of about 200 illegal structures at Ojoo round-about area of Ibadan as it announced that 24 rivers would be dredged as part of its effort to curb flooding in the state.
The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Isaac Ishola, ordered the removal while monitoring the weekly environmental sanitation within the state capital.
He said the state government would not allow any person or group of persons to jeopardise its efforts in ensuring a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
The Commissioner called on the people of the state to help the government in its efforts to fight against disaster as the year’s rainy season begins, urging them to desist from dumping refuse into drainages when it rains and stop erecting kiosks on culverts to allow free flow of water.