Ekiti State government has inaugurated two Amphibious Excavators and two Articulated Lowbed Trucks to check flooding, erosion and ecological challenges in the state.
The equipment were procured under the World Bank assisted Nigeria erosion and watershed management project (NEWMAP) to facilitate dredging and channelisation of waterways to save residents and neighbourhoods from flood disasters and for effective erosion control.
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Speaking on Tuesday, Governor Kayode Fayemi, represented by his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, said the inauguration was part of activities to mark the third anniversary of the administration.
He said the Fayemi administration was passionate to ensure a hazard-free environment for the safety of lives, investment and property.
Otunba Egbeyemi added that the gesture was borne out of the interest to motivate community participation towards the reduction of natural and man-made disasters and other environmental risks in the state.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Princess Iyabo Fakunle-Okiemen, said the equipment would aid the channelisation of waterways to save lives.