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Flooding: Obaseki approves 9bn drainage project

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has approved a N9billion contract for the construction of integrated drainage system to address flooding in parts of Government Reservation Area (GRA) in Benin City, the state capital.

Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu, disclosed this after the weekly State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Godwin Obaseki, at Government House.

The commissioner disclosed that among issues discussed at the exco meeting was the commencement of the N9bn drainage project to channel flood water through the Giapiona-axis of GRA.

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According to him, the project forms part of the Obaseki-led administration’s commitment to deepening infrastructural development in the state.

Ohonbamu said “Contractors for the drainage project would be mobilised to site in two weeks time. The project will provide a lasting solution to flooding issues being experienced in the GRA-axis of Benin City.”

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Ohonbamu also said the EXCO enjoined residents of the state to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse, especially during rainy season so as to avoid flood disaster.

Credit: Blueprint

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