Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara on Friday approved the setting up of a seven member Task Force on Flood Control and Restoration of Ilorin Masterplan.
This is sequel to the flood that claimed lives and damaged property in Ilorin on April 9.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, said in a statement in Ilorin that the taskforce would work on the restoration of llorin master plan to guide against future occurrence.
According to the statement, Chairman of the task force is Dr Amuda Kannike, Commissioner for Works and Transport .
The members include Alhaji Abubakar Mora, Commissioner for Environment and Forestry, and Mr Olatunji Moronfoye, Commissioner for Information and Communications.
Other members are Malam AbdulAzeez Ibrahim, Special Adviser on Emergency and Relief Services, Alhaji AbdulRaheem Adeoti, Executive Secretary Town Planning and Development Authority, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The rest are Special Adviser on Public Works, Mr AbdulGaniyu Mana and Alhaji Tunde Aremu, an Assistant Director, Ministry of Works, would serve as Secretary.
The statement said they would determine the immediate and remote causes of the recent flooding in Ilorin and recommend how to ensure compliance with Ilorin township master plan.
It directed the taskforce to embark on town planning control that would prevent environmental degradation and all forms of flood related losses.
It told them to also determine modalities for strategic intervention in terms of infrastructure development and rehabilitation that would prevent further distortion of Ilorin masterplan.
It urged them to work towards re-engineering the state capital into a modern capital city with necessary amenities.
He said the committee was expected to submit its report within six weeks.