River Basin Alerts Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun Over Release Of Dam’s Water


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The Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority is set to write the governors of Lagos and Ogun states on the looming flooding of both states.

The OORBDA annually makes public statements ahead of releasing water from the dams with a view to informing the governments within its coverage area on the need to prepare their people for the consequences of the release.

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The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, OORBDA, Mr. Olufemi Odumosu, gave the hint in an interview with our correspondent in Abeokuta on Sunday.

Odumosu said that the agency was planning to write the two governors based on the data it received from the dams’ team with a view to alerting them to the need to prepare for the planned release of water from the dams.

He said the OORBDA might release its forecast today (Monday) to serve as a guide as it does every year.

He stated, “I have a draft of the public statement, but we are planning to finalise it.

“I have already called for a draft before I travelled for a two-day programme. We are writing the governors of Lagos and Ogun states on our forecast.

“We got the data of the forecast from our workers at the dams and as we do every year, we will write to the governors.”

“We are going to release the public statement after the management meets and agrees on the content.”

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