Oyo Government Sensitizes Oke-Ogun Residents on Climate Change
In a bid to prevent flooding, Oyo State government has taken a sensitization campaign to the Oke-Ogun area of the state as part of its efforts in stemming the effects of global warming in the area.
About 75% of charcoal production in Oyo State is from Oke-Ogun area which were for export or domestic use but with direct effect on the climate, as trees were felled to produce charcoal.
The state government over the weekend, organized the awareness campaign program to call the attention of residents of the area to the effects of deforestation due to felling of woods for industrial purpose, saying the government was poised to do all it could, to reduce risks caused by these commercial activities.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan who disclosed this at the One Day Sensitization Program held at Saki, Saki West Local Government, said the present administration has been factoring disaster risk reduction into her developmental strides, so as to curb loss of lives and properties to natural disaster.
The deputy governor who was represented by the Secretary, Oyo State Emergency Agency (OYSEMA), Alhaji Luqmon Aransi urged the people of Oke-Ogun to imbibe the culture of safety and work together alongside the state government to avert disasters.