The National Emergency management Agency has called for adequate preparedness of all stakeholders to solve the issues of flood which has become reoccurring challenges affecting the socio-economic development of the country.
The director Search and rescue, NEMA, Air Commodore Kolawole Adedokun and State commissioner for environment, Hon.Abiodun Abudu-Balogun stated this during the flood Advocacy meeting which comprise both federal and state agencies.
The 2020 season rainfall prediction and outlook of annual rainfall estimated that 102 local government areas in twenty eight states fall within the high probable risk areas,while 275 local government areas in the thirty-six states of the federation including the federal capital Territory fall within the moderately probabale flood risk areas.
For this reason , National Emergency management Agency (NEMA) visit ogun state on flood Advocacy to ensure all hands are on deck to prevent or mitigate the challenges of flood.
While reflecting on the purpose of the visit Director Search and rescue, NEMA, Air Commodore Kolawole Adedokun says it is imperative to activate all plans and measures against the prediction as the season moves towards the peak.
The state commissioner for environment, Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun also reflects that the current administration is intensify efforts especially in the areas of dredging and clearing of water channels across the state.
Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun says the act of dumping refuse arbitrarily and building structure around the water channels is detrimental to soci-economic development of the state.
the high probable risk areas for flood in ogun state are Abeokuta South, ogun waterside and ijebu east while the probable flood risk areas are ewekoro, Abeokuta north,odeda local government areas.