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Gov Oborevwori moves to deflood Warri Stadium

Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Thursday, said the state government would soon award contract to deflood Warri Stadium and environs.

Speaking during inspection of discharge channels at Ogbe-Ijoh market, Governor Oborevwori said all the drains around the stadium were not flowing because they were blocked by refuse.

The Governor further frowned at those who built on waterways, adding that such buildings would be removed to allow free flow of water on the waterways.

The Governor said: “We started from the Warri Township stadium to Bowen Avenue to the Ogbe-Ijoh market. For years, we have been having flooding issue in this area, which has been affecting the stadium and the environs.

“Anytime there is rain, water cannot flow from the Warri Stadium so the only way to cure that anomaly is to channel the water with drains and box culverts straight to Bowen Avenue to the Warri River.

“That is what I have come to inspect because we are going to award the contract very soon and Levant Construction Company has started desilting the water and I have come to check what they are doing.

“It is a difficult terrain and people have already built on waterways, all the buildings on the waterways would be removed. You can see clearly that people are dumping refuse on the drains, thereby hindering the free flow of water.

“All the drains around this area are not flowing because they are blocked, so once they desilt the area the water will flow.”

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