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Abeokuta Flooding: Afuape, Shomide Visit Affected Areas, Assure Residents Of Government Intervention

The Ogun State Government team,Led by Commissioner for Local government and chietancy afairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape and Hon. Ayodeji and Michael Shomide, Chairman, Abeokuta South Local Transition Committee have visited the areas where the concurrent downpours wrecked havoc in Abeokuta metropolis.

The flooding majorly affected the residents of Ijeja-Igbore bridge, Ilupeju Amolasho bridge, Kuto-Isale Oja bridge, Oja Gbangba bridge, Sawmill, Iporo Ake and Ima road off Abiola way.

Hon. Shomide expressed deep concern over the destruction caused by rains after assesing the loss of residents in millions. He maintained that the effect of the flooding could have been curbed if necessary steps were taken by the residents

“The flooding might have been averted if the residents of the affected areas shun dumping of refuse on the waterways, for the amounts of refuse on the waterways largely prevented the free-flows of the cascades” said Shomide.

Also, he urged the residents to ensure cleanliness is put to place to stop the havoc in the society, adding that the State Government will not be happy if human efforts is not put to place to help them in discharging their duties as a government.

He therefore, promised them that State Government has placed premium on how to attend to the situations of the excessive rainfalls in our society pressed that very soon the affected residentials shall begin to see a dradtic intervention. recalled that torrential rain that lasted for more than 18-hours, left many residents living in flood-prone areas, homeless while property worth several millions of naira destroyed.

While listening to reaponses of the community heads, Mr. Julius Olajide, resident of Ijeja community and a Youth Leader at Isale Kuto Abeokuta, Comrade Abiodun Ayeni all thanked the Chairman and State Government for their quick response and view over the destructive areas, later advised the State Government to swing to actions on whatever they want to do in order to avert future occurence as the rain is just about to begin.

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