Kwara State Government has begun the removal of shanties blocking waterways and causing heavy flooding in parts of Ilorin, the state capital.
In a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Transport , Olorukooba Yinka said the remedial action came years after owners of the shanties, which were erected on government’s setbacks, were duly asked to remove them to avoid flooding in the area.
The statement said the downpour in Ilorin last thursday caused heavy flooding and loss of properties along Ajase Ipo, Offa garage roads owing to the blockage of waterways by some illegal structures.
The statement explained that some of the shanty structures that blocked the free flow of water have been removed immediately to avert loss of lives and properties.
The statement noted that the affected structures have been marked for removal about 7years ago.