Oyo state government says its interventions implemented under the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project before this year’s rainy season contributed to the relatively flood free status experienced so far.
Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinola Ojo made this known while addressing newsmen on the flood status of Ibadan in 2022 and preparedness for the coming year.
Mr ojo explained that the strategic implementation of the IUFMP has helped Oyo state to prove flood predictions from relevant government agencies wrong, despite the devastating it had on many states of the federation.
The commissioner who promised that all bridges and covets under construction in the state would be completed before the next rainy season, appealed to residents to desist from improper waste disposal, poor land use pattern and building on water ways.
Mr Ojo said the vulnerability of Ibadan to river and urban flooding is induced by the city’s topographic terrain, the problem of indiscriminate waste disposal and climate change.
He noted that the state has Identified that issues of flooding cannot be solved with addressing waste disposal, promising to continue to sensitize people on proper ways of waste disposal.