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NEWS UPDATE: Floods: Osun govt cries to FG as danger looms

NEWS UPDATE: Floods: Osun govt cries to FG as danger looms

The Osun State Government has approached the Federal Government to restore the streams in the State to hinder the continued flooding in the State.

The Osun State Commissioner for Works, Oluremi Omowaiye settled on the decision on Monday during an examination visit to Rasco Area of Osogbo to discover the degree of harm because of Saturday’s downpour.

Recall that DAILY POST had detailed that the precipitation of Saturday evening caused flooding in certain spaces inside Osogbo, the State capital and Ilesa town.

Flooding: Osun residents raise alarm, government promises more action

Worst influenced regions by the flooding include: Rasco and Sadiat Areas in Osogbo and Biladu Area, Irawo Junction, Oba Adenle Hospital Junction and Funtua Area of Ilesa.

Omowaiye clarified that it was generally expected information that the volume of precipitation experienced in the State had been enormous, adding that after a careful investigation of a portion of the influenced locales, the state was interesting to the Federal Government to swing into action.

In his words, “The volume of the precipitation has been monstrous. We have taken a gander at the influenced site and we know the arrangement. We will build another duct yet it requires a comprehensive methodology which we will genuinely work on.

“This current course at Rasco Area was done through the Ecological Fund and the state can’t bear to bankroll the expense of the project.

“We presently approach the Federal Government through the Ecological Fund, to go to our guide immediately.”

While noticing the crisis idea of the issue, the Commissioner added that since the Federal Government had upheld Osun in the past to do a great deal of tasks through the Ecological Fund, the State was approaching them again to go to their aid.

“They are additionally mindful that the volume of precipitation this year has been huge. Through NiMET, we have gotten a ton of admonitions and since this is the thing that we have visualized before, we currently realize the solution.

“We have taken a gander at it and we realize what to do yet we are saying it is past the limit of the state.

“Osun state is in critical need of the Federal Government’s help to handle this problem.”

He noticed that the issue at Rasco and Sadiat Areas have been gotten to and it not set in stone that two alleviation courses will be developed to pass on the overflow from Freedom Park and Oke-Fia Roundabout.

Omowaiye additionally uncovered that the Federal Government knew about the circumstance at Sadiat Area and an alleviation duct development contract had been granted by the Federal Ministry of Works.

He, nonetheless, expressed that the State government will complete palliative work forthcoming the time the Federal Government will swing into action.

According to him, “We can just do what is inside our means to do and these are palliatives, that is to clear the stream yet the work is past doing palliatives.

“Some of the structures on the stream should go since they establish a peril and are as of now not alright for dwelling.”





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