Oyo State Government Begins Eleyele Dam’s Reconstruction
Three years after an early evening downpour triggered a devastating flood in Ibadan and some other communities in Oyo State, killing no fewer than 100 residents and destroying infrastructure, the state government has rebuilt some of the damaged bridges, bringing great relief to motorists and residents of the affected areas. Source: The Nation
Oyo State Government begins construction work on the Eleyele Dam, towards addressing the flood issues in Ibadan. The Eleyele Dam which is one of the major hydrological devices destroyed by the flood incidence in the year 2011, will see a rehabilitation of the spillway weir; rehabilitation of the spillway channel to Ologuneru Bridge; rehabilitation and raising of the existing embankment by about 1.8 meters; and rehabilitation of the intake tower, scour channel and scour tunnel.
The Oyo state government handed over the reconstruction project to Messrs CGC-CHWE JV last week; with the attendance the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Isaac Ishola; Coordinator, Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP), Mr. Dayo Ayorinde among others.
The project upon its expected flag off by Governor Abiola Ajimobi is expected to span 24 months.
The reconstruction work of the Eleyele Dam, which was originally built in 1946, is part of the mandate of the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) to address all issues pertaining to flooding in Ibadan.