Abeokuta Flood: Presidential Committee Visits Ogun


Abeokuta Flood: Presidential Committee Visits Ogun

Governor Amosun welcoming the Presidential Committee to his office at Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta on Tuesday

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji

ABEOKUTA – The Presidential Committee on Flood Assessment has on Tuesday visited Ogun State to access the extent of damage of the recent flash flood in the state.

Chairman of the Presidential Committee, Prof. Emmanuel Adanu who spoke to journalists shortly after visiting the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in his office in Abeokuta, said the committee would access the technical profile of the rivers and make recommendations to the Federal Government, in accordance with its mandate.

The flood affected area

Adanu, who said his team visited Odo-Eran, Oke-Lantoro, Ogun River and other affected areas, assured the state government of necessary action, promising to fast track the recommendation in its committee reports.

Also speaking , the state Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye, said necessary data has been collected for analysis and recommendations.

He added that the presidential team have advised on how to convert such volume of flood into positive use, assuring that measures will be taken to prevent future occurrence.

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