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Photo Essay: Ibadan — The Ogunpa River Channelization Project Special

Ibadan - The Ogunpa stream takes its source in Bodija/Ashi, in the north-eastern part of Ibadan, Nigeria, and flows south through the eastern side of the city. The stream is heavily polluted being the favorite refuse dumping site of the inner city residents.
 

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Every river has humble beginnings. The river  flows from its source in Ashi to New Bodija. This is t...
Every river has humble beginnings. The river flows from its source in Ashi to New Bodija. This is the river behind Shoun Ajagungbade Street, New Bodija. At this time of the year it is little more than a stagnant pool of water.
The Ogunpa channel at the end of Parliament Road where the road joins Queen Elizabeth road.
The Ogunpa channel at the end of Parliament Road where the road joins Queen Elizabeth road.
The fish lake at Parliament road is fed by Ogunpa flowing from Bodija area
The fish lake at Parliament road is fed by Ogunpa flowing from Bodija area
The lake is overgrown with water hyacinth
The lake is overgrown with water hyacinth
Ogunpa stream wends its way southward to the outskirts of the city
Ogunpa stream wends its way southward to the outskirts of the city
A temporary flow outlet for the stream. The work must be completed before the next rainy season star...
A temporary flow outlet for the stream. The work must be completed before the next rainy season starts in March/April
Under the bridge. The concrete grids are probably designed to filter solid waste from the water
Under the bridge. The concrete grids are probably designed to filter solid waste from the water
Men wash their bikes in the water  while some women do their laundry
Men wash their bikes in the water, while some women do their laundry
Ogunpa on its way to Old Bodija from Salami Estate area in New Bodija  via Tewogbade
Ogunpa on its way to Old Bodija from Salami Estate area in New Bodija, via Tewogbade
This young man appears oblivious to the fact that he is taking a great health risk washing his in th...
This young man appears oblivious to the fact that he is taking a great health risk washing his in the heavily polluted water of the Ogunpa
The stream is very heavily populated after having passed the densely populated inner city of Ibadan ...
The stream is very heavily populated after having passed the densely populated inner city of Ibadan where people dump refuse into it
The deep channel at Parliament Road drains the fisheries department fish lake
The deep channel at Parliament Road drains the fisheries department fish lake
The stream flows out of sight towards Idi-Ayunre area
The stream flows out of sight towards Idi-Ayunre area
Even at an early stage of the stream in Bodija it is already significantly polluted
Even at an early stage of the stream in Bodija it is already significantly polluted
A close-up view of the new bridge under construction
A close-up view of the new bridge under construction
The new Tewogbade Bridge under constructioin
The new Tewogbade Bridge under constructioin
The channel runs parallel to Queen Elizabeth road on course to inner city sections of the city
The channel runs parallel to Queen Elizabeth road on course to inner city sections of the city
The deep channel at Parliament road
The deep channel at Parliament road
The Ogunpa channel at the inner city Amunigun/Ogunpa Market. The channel presents a disgusting sight...
The Ogunpa channel at the inner city Amunigun/Ogunpa Market. The channel presents a disgusting sight here. This area of the city lacks proper waste disposal and sewage. The people simply dump waste in the channel
One of the tributaries of Ogunpa at Salami Estate
One of the tributaries of Ogunpa at Salami Estate