Abeokuta flood: Amosun deploys Cabinet members to join in clearing

Members of the Ogun State Executive Council have been deployed to various parts of Abeokuta to join in the clearing of debris following the flood, which caused havoc in the state capital, last Friday.

Members of the Ogun State Executive Council have been deployed to various parts of Abeokuta to join in the clearing of debris following the flood, which caused havoc in the state capital, last Friday.
This followed an order by Governor Ibikunle Amosun during the Executive Council meeting at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Monday.
Commissioners and other cabinet members have since joined residents and relevant agencies in cleaning up of the affected areas.
Amosun had earlier embarked on an assessment tour of the affected areas, blaming the sad incidence on indiscriminate building of houses and dumping of refuse, particularly along waterways and drainages.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Adedayo Adeneye, joined his counterparts, Chief Jide Ojuko (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs) and Gbenga Adenmosun (Cooperatives and Community Development), to carry out the exercise at Isale Oja, Kuto and Ago-Ijesha,
Adeneye said in an interview with newsmen that this was inevitable in view of the magnitude of the destruction.
According to him, it behoves on members of the state Executive Council to lead by example, adding that it was to make residents know the the government is deeply concerned by the loss of lives and property.
Adeneye believes that the loss would have been more if not for the infrastructural development put in place by the Amosun administration.
The commissioner urged residents to desist from reckless dumping of refuse and building of houses, along waterways and the rivers in order to forestall a reoccurrence.
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