Nigerian government awards contracts for water projects in 4 southwest states

The Nigerian government through its agency, the Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority, has awarded contracts for various projects under the 2014 appropriation.

The head of media of the Authority, Femi Dokunmu, in a statement, explained that the projects, which include water supply scheme, flood and erosion control works, drilling of boreholes and construction of centre-pivot irrigation schemes, were located in communities across Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Osun States.

These states are covered by the operations of the Authority.

He said the water supply schemes are the Ajinapa Water Supply Scheme (Phase II), the Oko Water Treatment Plant in Oyo State and Olode Water Supply Scheme (Phase II) in Osun State.

According to the statement, contract has also been awarded for the Flood and Erosion Control project in Sagamu, Ogun State while Ifako Ijaiye, Festac Town, Shasha and Yewa River Basin in Lagos State and Agunrodo Ilesa in Osun State are for study and design.

Mr. Dokunmu said the 185 boreholes, which are solar-powered and hand-pump fitted, are located across the four states.

He said the irrigation scheme was a 20 hectare centre pivot irrigation scheme located at Ofiki in Oyo State.

He said the projects were in addition to other on-going ones from previous being executed by the Authority.

The managing director of the Authority, Akin Soyemi, called on the contractors to ensure that the projects were completed as scheduled.

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