The Speaker, Oyo state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin has assured that the state government will look into the request of the people for the resuscitation of Eruwa dam for human and agricultural needs of the area.
Hon. Ogundoyin gave the assurance during an unscheduled visit to the dam, in response to the request of the people of the area.
This was one of the fall-outs of the Speaker’s town hall meeting in Eruwa, where the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola Akindele 1st, and some other residents called on the state government to make the dam functional.
The Speaker, who was conducted round the facilities at the dam by one Isaiah Emado, said there was the need for the government to upgrade and repair facilities at the dam.
“I want to assure you that the officials of the Water Corporation of Oyo state will be made to submit a report on the dam as soon as possible. The Speaker stated.
The lawmaker said if fully operational, the dam will be particularly useful for the Eruwa Farm settlement to be expanded by the state government in terms of irrigation of farmlands, fishing and other agricultural purposes.