- Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, is showing leadership by example
- The state chief executive has deployed members of his cabinet to join in clearing debris across the state caused by flood
- The state capital, Abeokuta, and other areas were submerged by flood on Friday, July 13, after a heavy downpour
Cabinet members in Ogun state have been deployed to various parts of Abeokuta, the state capital to join in the clearing of debris, following the flood, which caused havoc in the area on Friday, July 13.
This followed an order by Governor Ibikunle Amosun during the executive council meeting, at the Government House, Abeokuta on Monday, July 16.
NAIJ.com gathered that commissioners, cabinet members and other political appointees of the governor have since joined residents and relevant agencies in cleaning up of the affected areas.
The governor had earlier embarked on an assessment tour of the affected areas, blaming the incident on indiscriminate building of houses and dumping of refuse, particularly along waterways and drainages.
Amosun, in company of his wife, Olufunso, deputy governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga and cabinet members, during the visit, asked residents to desist from building on waterways.
Such action, he noted, is unlawful and can cause great havoc when water movement is disrupted and hindered. He also warned against the dumping of refuse inside drainages, after he visited Ijeja, Gbangba bridge, Itoku market, Kuto, Isabo and Lafenwa areas.
He commiserated with those who lost their loved ones, praying that God will comfort them and grant them the fortitude to bear the losses.
Amosun also assured those who lost valuables, of government's commitment to intervene and cushion their losses.
While noting that the damage would have been more devastating, if not for the massive infrastructure put in place by his government, he stated that it would not relent in doing more, to avert a future occurrence.
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Five years ago, the federal government inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee saddled with the responsibility of producing a national framework for the application of climate services to prevent flooding.
The laudable project has since been abandoned by the present administration.
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