Ogun begins installation of sluice gates in dam

Oyan Dam
Oyan Dam

By Adejoke Adeleye

Ogun State Water Corporation has commenced the installation of sluice gates, to enable the dam site at Arakanga, retain enough volume of raw water for abstraction, for the purpose of treatment and distribution to the people.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Water Resources and Special Duties, Engr. Adekunle Otun made this known while fielding questions from newsmen in his office, at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Otun added that poor distribution of the pipeline network, has been part of the major problems responsible for lack of provision of potable water to the people.

He said that arrangement is ongoing through its customer’s enumeration exercise, to ensure that every community, both existing and emerging sites are captured for its database of all prospective customers.

The Special Adviser hinted that the support project by the French Development Agency (AFD), would expand the capacity of the treatment plant from its current 82 million litres per day to 162 million litres per day when completed.

He said interventions by Federal Government and other Multilateral agencies were ongoing in different locations across the State to ensure that the problems were resolved.


  1. What about the oyan dam that causes flood and effect states around ogun and lagos? What is the government of both states and federal govt doing about its regular yearly overflow that affects thousands of people, houses and businesses? Isn’t it time for the government to aslo take a quick look and intervene before it happens again in 2021? Or do we say the government enjoys seeing its people suffer? Lagos state government and ogun state government should start thinking in the direction of protecting those in that area now. Yearly the overflow of that dam cause alot of hardship and backwardness to both states. So why not address it now?? Lives and properties of lagosian should matter. Mr governor show those living in the affected areas that normally experience flood your human side.

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