Residents of ogun state living along water plain and low lying areas have been urged to leave those areas to guide against further loss of life and property because there are more heavy downpour coming up in the year according to weather forecast
This appeal came from the combined team of physical planning and urban development as well as environment of the ogun state government who paid a visit to the areas affected by the flash floods in Abeokuta, the state capital
It was a heavy torrential downpour on Saturday 4th of July, 2020.
While it brought relief and comfort to some, others Were sacked from their homes by the resulting flash floods
As a responsive and responsibility Government, a high powered delegation of the state Government comprising the commissioner for environment, Commissioner for physical planning and urban development, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs as well as chairman of Abeokuta south local government took to the street of Abeokuta to see the damage done by the rainfall
The places visited are Ijeja, Oba odeleye park, ilupeju, Amolaso, isale oja Kuto, odo-eran Abiola way, isale igbein, ijeun-titun, ago-ika, gbangba among others
At the end of the inspection, they gave their verdict
They urged residents of the state to join hands with government to ensure that such flooding does not occur again
At Ago-ijesa, a building was being erected on the waterways again the stop work order by the physical planning ministry
A very heavy downpour has been predicted for the year 2020 by the Nigerian meteorological agency (NIMET) to this end residents of the state need to join hands with the current administration in the state to ensure saftey of live and property