A professor of physics at the Federal University of Agriculture, (FUNAAB) Abeokuta, Prof. Badmus Abiodun, has advised the Ogun state government to regulate the drilling of bore hole to avoid the risk of an earthquake.
He advised borehole drillers to give a space of 33 feet away from the soak-away pit before drilling boreholes.
The professor gave the advice, in a lecture titled:’ groundwater: making the invisible visible’, organized by the Ogun state ministry of environment, in conjunction with Nestle Nigeria, plc., to mark the 2022 world water day celebration, at the Obas’ complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Also speaking, the managing director, Nestle Nigeria plc., Wassim El-Husseini, represented by Gloria Nwadike, , said that the company recognizes its role in responsive water management.
According to him, nestle has provided fourteen water facilities to schools and communities closest to its Agbara and Sagamu plants over the last four years.
Head of Ogun state government civil service, Doctor Nofiu Aigoro, in his goodwill message, said the Dapo Abiodun administration is working round the clock to ensure a regular supply of suitable water to residents in the state.
In his welcome address, permanent secretary in the state ministry of environment, Engineer R.O Ojetola said Nestle Nigeria plc. Has distinguished itself in ensuring water sustainability.
The permanent secretary said the state government agreed to partner with nestle, as a progressive industrial facility in the state, towards organizing the maiden edition of world water day celebration in the state.
In his keynote address, the special adviser to the governor on environment, Dr. Ola Oresanya, represented by Olatunji Egbemuyiwa, said that Abiodun administration has been unwaveringly committed to the resuscitation and repositioning of the Ogun state water corporation, for optimal service delivery to the citizenry.