Flood Disaster: Osun Governor Expresses Sympathy To Ikire Flood Victims

Osun Governor Expresses Sympathy To Ikire Flood Victims
Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State, has expressed sympathy to the residents of Ikire for the recent flood disaster that struck the state’s western region.
Governor Adeleke claimed his administration has previously launched prevention efforts and actions citing the heavy rains as the cause of the unfortunate occurrence in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed.
He assured those who had been affected by the disaster that the government would do everything in its power to assist them by stating that emergency procedures had been initiated to rescue persons and livelihoods that had been severely harmed by the flood.
Governor Adeleke urged the residents of Ikire and Osun not to panic, saying that his administration would be utilizing all available resources to meet the challenge and protect the residents and their property.
He urged residents of the state to abstain from other practices that can result in floods, such as dumping trash into waterways.
“It is touching to learn about the monumental damages that flood has wrecked on homes and livelihoods in Ikire. The scale of the losses suffered by our people as a result of the flood disaster is too heavy especially at a time of economic strain as now,” the statement reads in part.
“I want to, on behalf of the State Government, convey heartfelt sympathy to everyone affected in one way or the other. As a government, we stand with the people of Ikire in this difficult moment and assure them of our commitment to support them overcome the challenges posed by the incident.
“Before this incident, our government has taken flood prevention steps, which includes expanding waterways and opening up water channels to ensure free-flow of water to Avery flooding. We will intensify efforts in this regard and ensure that we guide against the kind of experience seen in Ikire.
“I have already directed the Commissioner of Environment to address the root cause of the flooding so as to forestall future occurrence. The people of Osun can rest assured that we are doing everything possible to tackle flooding in the state.”
Ada Peter
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