“Why Ilesha Water Project Failed” – Governor Adeleke

Osun State Governor Sen. Ademola Adeleke has assured people of Ijesha land that the matter surrounding Ilesa Water Project, illegal mining activities, water pollution, environmental degradation, income leakage among others would soon be be put to rest.

Speaking during his visit to Ilesha on Friday, Governor Adeleke said “The past APC government mismanaged the Ilesa water project with more than 12 billion naira spent so far without any result.

“I have met with the Minister of Water Resources who confirmed to me that the project failed due to fraudulent activities of the contractor. It is also public knowledge that the Consultant for the water project alleged a demand of five million dollars from the state house committee on water resources.

The Governor further informed the Ijesha people on how the past APC government encouraged illegal mining activities in and around Ijesha land, thereby causing serious environmental degradation and pollution of water in the state while also denying the state the much needed income from mining activities.

“The APC government encouraged illegal mining in the state. This has caused serious pollution of our water. The Water Minister confirmed to me that Ilesa underground water source is polluted.

“The state also lost several billions of Naira that should have been earned as IGR if the mining activities were done properly”, Governor Adeleke declared.

“The committee I set up to review the activities of the illegal miners submitted their report yesterday. I am going through it and will soon issue the strategies that my administration will be using to address the water and environmental pollution caused by mining activities.

“I am confidentI that this will effectively clear the mess caused by the APC administration in Ijesha land”, the Governor concluded

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