Kwara state government has commenced work on the dredging of Asa river in Ilorin, the state capital as a precautionary measure against an annual flood disaster in Ilorin metropolis that had cost the state lot of it’s resources.
Some site workers were seen, carrying out different activities along the bank of Asa river, dredging along the Gada area of Asa river in the metropolis on Monday.
Speaking on the developments, the state commissioner for Environment, Architect Aliyu Muhammad Saifudeen who spoke with our correspondent explained that the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the contract for the dredging of the river.
He said dredging which covers over four kilometers of the river is expected to get rid of all obstacles hindering the smooth flow of water in the river.
“Accordingly, the notorious annual flood at various points, especially at the bridges will certainly be a thing of the past,” he added.
He said the contractor has been given four weeks to complete the project, assuring him of the cooperation of his ministry in achieving this.
Saifuddeen said henceforth, the river will enjoy regular maintenance to add beauty to the aesthetic value of the state capital.