Enviroment

Flood Management: Desist from dumping refuse into drains – Environmental Expert

As Nigerians continue to experience more rainfall, residents of Ibadan have been told to desist from dumping their waste into the drains and rivers that are around the ancient city.

An Environmental and Water Resources Management expert, Professor Grace Oloukoi gave the warning while speaking with Radio Nigeria on the dangers associated with indiscriminate dumping of refuse into drains during the raining season.

Professor Oloukoi explained that flooding had over the years been an outcome of people using rainfall as opportunity to dump refuse into gutters and rivers.

She said aside from human resources and farmland destroyed by flood, residential buildings in flood-prone areas are also deserted by owners due to poor management of erosion.

The Environmental and Water Resources expert who is also a senior lecturer at Lead City University, Ibadan implored Nigerians to have an attitudinal change towards waste disposal methods for the safety of all.

Professor Oloukoi also called on government agencies to monitor compliance with proper waste disposal by residents so as to minimise effect of flooding in the state.

Rotimi Famakin

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