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.