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Sunday, 4 November 2018

1,800 Ogun Flood Victims Get Relief Materials

Ogun State Government has flagged- off the distribution of relief materials to 1800 flood victims in Abeokuta North and South Local Government Areas of the state.

The state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun during the Flag Off distribution exercise to the July 13, 2018 flood victims at Arcade ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said the flooding was a global phenomenon, which occurred as a result of climate change and had continued to wreak more havoc in a different part of the world.

Represented by his Deputy, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, Amosun disclosed that, structures mostly affected were situated at flood-prone areas, with poor sanitation, calling on relevant agencies of government to be more effective at ensuring good environmental sanitation, so as to prevent reoccurrence.

Also speaking at the event, the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr. Mustafa Maihaja, represented by the Chief Planning Officer, Mr. Segun Afolayan, noted that 1800 victims registered with NEMA and their items were ready for distribution, urging the federal government to sign the NEMA bill into law so as to effectively exercise its duties.

In his remark, the state Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye, stated that relief materials distributed included; foodstuffs, building materials, mattress among others, imploring beneficiaries to effectively utilise them.

Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, Mrs. Anike Ogunsola and Mr. Abayomi Idowu, while appreciating both federal and state government for the relief materials given to them, called for more measures to promote sanitation.

They urged the government to ensure proper enforcement of environmental laws.


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