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Rufus Oyegbile, Special Adviser to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola on Environment and Sanitation, gave the charge at the inauguration of the dredging of rivers and waterways in Iwo Local Government Area of the state.

Retired Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Muhammed, the Director-General of the agency, disclosed this at the 2020 Flood After Action Review Technical Meeting organised for stakeholders on Monday in Abuja.

Giving the directive while leading a high powered team of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources that included the Special Adviser on Drainages, Engr. Joe Igbokwe, and Permanent Secretary, Lekan Shodeinde, on an inspection of ongoing drainage projects, the Commissioner, Tunji Bello, said though the gates were erected by residents to prevent encroachment, they are hindering the immediate evacuation of refuse and silts and would be fixed after the evacuation.