Connect with us

Environment

Flood : Osun Govt. to remove structures obstructing water flow

Published

on

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun says the state  government will remove buildings erected on waterways to avert flood in the state.

Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, said in a statement on Saturday in Osogbo that Oyetola announced this  while inspecting the dredging of Osun River.

Oyetola said the state government had discovered that some buildings were encroaching on the waterways, thereby preventing free flow of water.

” With what we have seen, we have discovered that some buildings are encroaching on the waterways .

“And what this means is that it will be difficult for water to flow freely, and when this happens, flood will occur just like what we experienced last week.

“In our efforts to ensure that this occurrence did not happen again, we will not hesitate to take away some buildings on the waterways to avert flood to guarantee safety of our people,” Oyetola said.

The governor said the dredging and channelisation of the river would help to widen the canals for free flow of water.

Oyetola, however, appealled to people of the state to do away with indiscriminate dumping of refuse on the water ways.

” We must all adhere strictly to proper disposal and management of refuse.

“This is the only way to keep our rivers and waterways safe from this occurrence.

“What had happened here clearly shows that a lot of refuse were dumped, causing blockages, affecting free flow of water, which eventually resulted into flooding,”  the governor said.(NAN)

VE/BHB/IM

Load more

Contact US: editor[at]nnn.com.ng, nnnnews247[at]gmail.com

Recent Posts

NNN News Nigeria: NNN is an online Nigeria news portal that publishes breaking news in politics, business, entertainment, sport, security, features, opinion, environment, education, technology, and the world news at large. NNN publishes only news that is factual, credible, verifiable, authoritative and investigative. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a unique media organization that is founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favor. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

© 2014 - 2019 NNN News Nigeria. All Rights Reserved.