The Ibadan Urban Fund Management Project has revealed that about $20 million has been spent on palliatives and feasibility studies to check occurrence of flood in Ibadan since 2012 after the August 26, 2011 flood disaster.
Speaking at the 3-Day Media Workshop, the IUFMP Infrastructural Engineer, Tajudeen Oluwatoyin Akanbi said the organisation had rehabilitated damaged bridges and culverts in Ibadan.
He added that of the over 40 bridges and culverts damaged during the flood disaster, four had been reconstructed and delivered to the community.
Below is the list and pictures of the four reconstructed bridges:
1. Shasha-Osajin at Iddo Local Government where A 2-cell box culvert with access road was constructed
2. Ola-Adua at Iddo Local Government where A 3-cell box culvert with access road was constructed.
3. Ogbere-Pegba at Akorede LCDA formerly Oluyole LGA where A 2-span bridge of 15 meters each with approach road was constructed
4. Cele – Rainbow at Oluyole Local Government Area
Reports have it that the amount represents 18 per cent of $200 million granted by the World Bank to Oyo State government, which is expected to contribute 10 per cent of the amount as counterpart fund.
Speaking on the next move of IUFMP, he said IUFMP had completed structural designs on bridges and culverts, and submitted same to the World Bank, expecting its nod to execute the projects.