Flooding: Residents of Abeokuta, Sagamu, Ifo, Ijebu-Ode others instructed to relocate now

With a purpose to keep away from flooding, the Ogun State Authorities has instructed residents residing in flood-prone areas within the state to relocate because the rains are right here once more.

A number of the affected native governments are Abeokuta South, Abeokuta North, Sagamu, Ifo, Obafemi Owode, Ijebu-Ode, Ado-Odo/Ota, Yewa South, Ogun Waterside and Ijebu East.

The Ogun State Commissioner for Surroundings, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, gave this recommendation whereas addressing newsmen in Abeokuta on Monday.

In response to him, the ministry below his watch, has marked unlawful constructions constructed on waterways for demolition, including that these constructions would quickly be demolished by the federal government.

The Ogun State authorities listed about 40 communities within the mentioned native governments as locations that is perhaps flooded throughout heavy downpour later within the yr.

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A number of the areas embody Lafenwa, In the past-Ika, Adedotun, Abule-Oyin, Sabo, Oriyanrin, Odemo/Totoro, INEC, Madojutimi, Olurunsogo, Gbangba, Ijeun Titun, In the past-Ijesha, Kuto, Ijeja, Amolaso, Citiview Property, Riverview Property, Primeview Property and Arepo.

Others are: Magada, Oke-Afa in Mogboro, Ariye, Jesuwalaye, Kara, Ewuga, Ayegbami, Ajegunle, Owa, Olosun Ijagun, Ogbo,, Ayetoro, Owode, Akweja, Abigi, Ebute Imobi, Makun-Omi and Ode-Omi.

Earlier, the Nigerian Meteorological Company had predicted that Ogun and another will expertise heavy flooding from September.

In his phrases, Abudu-Balogun mentioned, “Whether or not they’re residing on unlawful constructions or not, we will proceed to ensure that authorities defend them. That’s the reason we’re saying that sure, they could have carried out issues which are incorrect however as a result of your lives are essential to the federal government, go away these flood susceptible areas.

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“However that’s to not say these constructions is not going to go. These constructions will give means.

“When you don’t relocate flood will sack you and take over the property. It’s higher to heed the recommendation.”

He blamed the erection of unlawful constructions and dumping of refuse as elements answerable for the approaching flood.

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