Ogun State House of Assembly has commiserated with the families of those affected in the recent flooding in some parts of Abeokuta, with a call on residents of the State to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse and building structures on waterways.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Suraju Adekunbi, gave the admonition, while responding to the submissions of a member representing Abeokuta North State Constituency, Hon. Olayiwola Ojodu, under Personal Explanation, who reported the incident which led to loss of lives and property in some parts of his Constituency.
Adekunbi tasked residents of the State to always ensure prompt clearing of drainages in their respective communities, acknowledging that the incident would probably have escalated if not for the massive drainage system constructed by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led -administration.
He added that more strategies would be put in place towards embarking on sensitisation campaign against dumping of refuse in drainages and canals as well as the need to always keep the environment clean.
Earlier in his presentation, Ojodu had called on the State Ministries of Works, Environment, as well as the Urban and Physical Planning, to step up measures by reviewing the channelisation of canals and drainage systems in the State, for easy flow of water to prevent reoccurrence.
In another development, Speaker Adekunbi reassured that all students across the State would continue to benefit from the qualitative and affordable education drive of the administration through the model colleges cited in all Local Government Council Areas of the State.
Adekunbi gave the assurance in his response to the Assembly’s Minority Leader, Olawale Alausa, a member representing Ijebu-Ode State Constituency, who lauded the government for its all-inclusive educational programmes, which had repositioned the sector, while appealing for timely completion of other model colleges in other parts of the State.
The Assembly during its plenary also commiserated with the sons and daughters of Gbagura Kingdom in Egbaland, on the demise of their monarch, Oba Haleed Adedayo Olaloko and the mother of Hon. Yetunde Sogbein-Adekanbi, the member representing Odeda State Constituency, Princess Dademun Sogbein.