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Dam tragedy: Victims not World Bank officials- Ekiti govt

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Ekiti State Government has cleared the air on the status of the four

persons that died during the week at Egbe Dam in Gbonyin Local

Government Area of the state, saying the victims were neither World

Bank officials nor staff of Ekiti State Government.‎

In a statement on Friday in Ado-Ekiti by the Chief Press Sec‎retary to

the Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the government said though the Third

Urban Water Sector Reform Project was sponsored by the World Bank, the

contract for the bathymetry surveying of the dam was awarded to

Enviplan Nigeria Limited, whose staff were involved in the unfortunate

incident.
The statement said the company was to work on Ureje, Egbe, Itapaji and Ero

dams.
“The sad incident happened because some safety measures were not

adhered to by the deceased who refused to wear life jackets and those

who survived wore life jackets provided by the company. The victims

are staff of Enviplan Nigeria Limited which is a consulting firm to

the World Bank.
“The victims are Alaran Tirimisiyu, Abdulwaheed Alayande, David Malu

and Albert, while the survivors are Charles Ehinlaye, Bukky Ajet and

Yahaya. It should be noted that no World Bank official or Ekiti State

Water Corporation staff was involved.
“The Third Urban Water Project commiserate with the families of the

departed and pray that God grants them the fortitude to bear the

irreparable loss,” the statement read in part.

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