The Kwara State Government has commenced the clearing and evacuation of debris on Asa River to prevent the looming flooding in the city of Ilorin.

Speaking with newsmen at the Unity Road axis of the river in Ilorin, the state Commissioner for Environment, Mrs Oluwatobi Banigbe said the exercise was carried out in collaboration with other stakeholders.

According to her the aim is to remove debris blocking free flow of water.

She explained that the state government would ensure the clearing and evacuation are given the utmost urgency it deserves .

Mrs Banigbe noted that the youths, professional as well as the local divers would be engaged for the evacuation exercise

ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU