Ekiti Assembly cautions residents on flood prone areas
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Ekiti State House of Assembly, has appealed to residents of the state living in flood proned areas across the state to relocate in compliance with the warnings and prediction of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET).
NIMET has predicted that there will be more torrential downpour in the state which will again lead to flooding in most parts of the state.
The assembly which spoke through the Deputy Speaker, Mr Hakeem Jamie, said relocating to safer areas will save the lives of the people and spare the state of mourning over its beloved ones .
Members of the assembly who were at the hostel of the Ekiti State University partly submerged by water, commended Governor Kayode Fayemi for distributing relief materials to the affected students of Ekiti State University.
He also charged residents of the state to desist from dumping refuse in drainages and stop erecting structures on waterways.
Jamiu noted that the ravaging effects of the flood could have been mitigated, if the residents have not been blocking waterways, drainages and canals.
The Deputy Speaker expressed government’s resolve to dredge some streaks and rivers; like Omosuo, Ureje and Ogbese, calling on the residents to play their part in preventing flooding in the nearest future.
The lawmaker who visited the affected areas of the constituency alongside the Local Government Chairman, Hon. Dapo Olagunju, said he would convey the plights of the victims to the state government, having evaluated the extent of the damage and that of the property destroyed .
He pledged that the state government would accelerate the distribution of more relief materials to the victims of the natural disaster.
Some victims, Abdulhakeem Aroba and Ahmed Sodiq who are EKSU students pleaded with the state government for help and support.