Flash Floods: Ogun Assembly Calls For Synergy Of Works, Environment Agencies To Mitigate Losses - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Flash Floods: Ogun Assembly Calls For Synergy Of Works, Environment Agencies To Mitigate Losses

Ogun State House of Assembly has called for synergy of the State Works and Infrastructure Ministry and its counter-part in the Environment, as part of strategic moves to mitigate the devastating effects of predicted flash flood  in the state 

Speaker of the house, Right Honourable Oludaisi Elemide who led other lawmakers made the call, during a parley with State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya and his Environment counterpart, Mr. Ola Oresanya,at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta. 

He asked them to intensify efforts at minimising the incident of flooding by fixing of more roads, clearing of drainages and water channels in all parts of the State

Elemide enjoined the  Commissioners of Works, Environment and that of Physical Planning to synergize their Physical counterpart in ensuring compliance with the relevant regulations guiding building approval for developers of structures in the State to prevent flooding.

According to the Speaker, there was need for vigorous sensitization on flood prevention, saying that there should be a continuous interface with the State lawmakers to have an update on the the progress recorded in road construction  and rehabilitation by the Ministry of Works and  Infrastructure as well as clearing of drainage, dredging of waterways and water channels by the Ministry of Environment.

All the lawmakers present took turn to request for a comprehensive list of roads constructed to ensure effective monitoring and assessment, acknowledging government's efforts in road construction and rehabilitation.

They also lauded the efforts of the Ministry of Environment in preventing flash floods in the State, calling for more efforts on road construction and rehabilitation as well as clearing of drainages and water ways.

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