Governor of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde said his administration would rebrand the Water cooperation of Oyo state and transform Ikere Gorge dam into a tourism site and generate hydro-electricity from it.
According to Radio Nigeria, the governor gave this hint when he received the delegation from Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority.
He described Ikere Gorge Dam as a multi-purpose dam with great potentials that have not been fully tapped.
The Governor said his administration would immediately rebrand the Water cooperation of Oyo state after which water schemes at different stages of completion would be expanded and rehabilitated.
Earlier, Managing Director, Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority, Mr. Olufemi Olayemi had highlighted challenges hindering the Hydropower component and tourism potentials of Ikere Gorge Dam to include deplorable condition of the 28 kilometer access road to the Dam area from Iseyin.
Parts of the mandate of the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority in Oyo state include Construction and rehabilitation of water schemes, federal water supply intervention projects, flood and erosion control