Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
The Chairman, Kwara State Traditional Council of Chiefs and Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has tasked the management of the Hydro- electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) to urgently find lasting solutions to the perennial flood disaster bedevilling the people of riverine areas of the state.
Alhaji Sulu-Gambari however decried that the annual flood occurrence as a result of release of water from the Hydro- power stations always caused colosssal damage to farmlands and residential buildings in the affected communities.
The monarch who spoke at his palace, Ilorin, Kwara State when the management team of HypadcYPPADEC led by its chairman, governing council of the commission, Hon. Joseph Terfa Ityav, paid him an homage in his palace in Ilorin, stated that, the development would assist the team to address the ecological problems and improve the socio-well being of the affected areas.
While expressing his support for the commission’s management team, the monarch thanked President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government for ensuring the take-off of HYPADEC.
Earlier, the Chairman, Governing Council of HYPADEC, Hon. Ityav, had intimated the Emir about the mandates of the commission.
He said the commission would not leave any stone unturned in finding solutions to the menace of incessant flooding in its areas of operation.
He equally assured that the commission would ensure the development of the areas and uplift the standard of living of the people of the host states.
Ityav added that: “ One of the key functions of the commission is to tackle ecological menace being experienced by the people of the communities located around hydo- power stations.” The chairman said the administration of President Buhari is committed to making life more comfortable for the people living in the hyrdo- electric power stations communities.
The team later visited flood prone communities in Jebba and Pategi in the state for on the spot assessment.