Don’t withdraw support for Ibadan, Makinde begs World Bank
Governor Seyi Makinde has appealed to World Bank not to withdraw its support for the Ibadan Flood Control projects.
The governor made the appeal in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa.
Makinde also expressed his avowed commitment to the timely completion of the World Bank-backed Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP).
The statement also indicated that the state rejected insinuations that the World Bank had withdrawn its commitment to IUFMP due to display of undue interests by the governor.
The statement partly reads:
“The commitment of the governor and Oyo State Government “is coming at a time when World Bank, in its correspondence of July 30, 2021, to Governor Makinde, pointed out administrative issues and strengthening of the safeguarding team.
“The Bank, nonetheless, expressed a recognition of Governor Makinde’s unwavering support to the important project.”
The World Bank said it recognised “…Your Excellency’s unwavering support to this important project for the safety and well-being of Ibadan’s citizens.”