NTIC urges FG to dredge Ogun-Osun river basin | The Guardian Nigeria News


The Nigeria Tulip International College (NTIC), Ogun Chapter, has urged the Federal Government to direct the immediate dredging of the Ogun-Osun River Basin to accommodate more water and prevent flooding of areas around the dam.

Mr Olayinka Aderoju, Vice -Principal of the College, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. Aderoju said that there was need to dredge the dam before June/July when the rain would become more intense and the dam would be forced open, hence flooding.

“The Federal Government should immediately direct the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority, a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Water Resources in charge of dredging the dam to do the work.

“The Oyan Dam, on the Ogun river basin is responsible for about 60 to 75 per cent of water that flows around the school vicinity towards Abeokuta. “The dam is usually full anytime from June/July and by October, if the rain does not subside, the authority of…

Source: Guardian Newspaper