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Governor Abiodun Declares State Of Emergency On Flooded Ogun Community


On Monday, Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State governor, declared a state of emergency on the flooded Isheri community in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

He assured residents of the area of quick intervention to save the situation.

The governor added that a comprehensive assessment that would lead to a permanent solution to the menace of flooding in the affected area would be conducted very soon.

Abiodun, who stated this while answering questions from newsmen after inspecting the flooded community, said that his administration was working with the federal government to deal with the situation as an emergency case.

He noted that the time had come to find a lasting solution to the perennial flooding to make the area more conducive for living.

According to him, the state government will see to the elevation of some roads in the area as part of the solution to the problem.

Addressing residents of Riverview Estate, Abiodun said he had requested an area survey of the entire estate to identify critical areas that needed immediate intervention.

He assured that the intervention would come through the construction of an elevated road with adequate drainages to mitigate their suffering.

The chairman of Riverview Estate, Abayomi Akande, in his remarks, told the governor that the suffering residents of the area were going through as a result of the flooding.

He said that there was a need to set up a panel of inquiry into the operations of Oyan Dam to stop the incessant release of water to cause havoc in the state.

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