Environment

Abiodun Solicits FG’s Support in Mitigating Effects of Flood

Ogun state government has solicited the assistance of the federal government in its flood mitigation programme especially in providing concrete lining on all its secondary erosion trunks.

Governor Dapo Abiodun made the call when he received the Presidential Technical Committee on Flood who are on a fact finding mission to the state in Abeokuta.

Governor Abiodun who was represented by the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya, explained that the concrete lining would increase the hydrodynamics of the secondary trunks which he said were constantly dredged by the state government thereby preventing flooding especially in the urban areas.

While stating that flooding in the state could be traced to urban and coastal, the governor pointed out that the present administration since its inception in 2019 had put measures in place to manage and mitigate it.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari led government for his bottom-up approach to solving the flooding problems across the country.

Responding, the Leader of the Presidential Committee, Dr Godstime James said the committee was in the state to look at areas often affected by flood with a view of finding lasting solution to them adding that their reports would be submitted to the federal government for appropriate action.

The Presidential Committee members were later taken to all flood affected areas as well as drainage and canal sites in the three senatorial areas of the state for on the spot assessment.

Olusegun Folarin

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