Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority
Benin-Owena River Basin Authority
Km 24, Benin Sapele Rd, Obayantor, Benin City
08 Apr 2018

Benin Owena Basin sets to implement N30b plan

Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority (BORBDA) is to commence implementation of a four-year strategic plan with N30.71 billion in Edo, Ekiti, Ondo and Delta. The BORBDA Managing Director, Mr. Saliu Ahmed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Obayantor, Benin that the four-year plan would be funded through partnership with Federal Ministry of Water Resources, development partners and Public Private Partnership (PPP). Ahmed added that the plan would begin in 2017 and revolve through 2021 and would be based on development agenda of the economic recovery, in line with plans of the present administration. “The focus will be...

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08 Apr 2018

Ondo residents to get potable water

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has reiterated his administration’s commitment to providing potable water to homes in the State. He made this known during a courtesy visit by the Management team of Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority in his office in Akure. He explained that most areas like Akure and Owo have not had water in their taps for decades, hence the resolve of his administration to frontally address the situation. “It’s a big challenge to us all. I believe we should meet and have a committee comprising of the State Government and Owena to see how...

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08 Apr 2018

River Basin Operation Inspectorate

The Department of River Basin Operations and Inspectorate (RBOI) as a Technical Department was created in August, 2010 and backed by Circular No. OHCSF/MSO/317/VOLI/193 dated 10th July, 2012 to reposition the River Basin Development Authorities for effectiveness and efficiency. Justification for RBOI creation was to coordinate the activities of the RBDAs that were hitherto scattered in the various Departments of the Ministry and give the RBDAs’ operations better sectorial policy direction and priority focus. RBOI has hitherto concluded arrangements to review and update the operational guidelines and Inspectorate Manuals for the RBDAs to enable them perform at their optimum capacity...

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08 Apr 2018

Benin Owena River Basin Authority to construct a dam in Etsako West LGA

The Managing Director,   Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority, Engr. Saliu Ahmed, said the authority has concluded plan for the construction of a dam in Auchi aimed at boosting irrigation farming in the area. Engr. Ahmed  said  this yesterday at Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, during a courtesy call on the  Otaru of Auchi. He said irrigation remained the only way to ensure all year round farming  of crops for both domestic consumption and export According to him, the medium term strategy of Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority was to continually increase the arable land...

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