The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has assured victims of the recent flood that occurred in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, of Federal Government’s intervention, saying succour would soon come their way.
Prof. Osinbajo gave this assurance when a team led by the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, conducted him round the affected places across the Metropolis.
The Vice President while commiserating with the families of those who lost their lives to the disaster, prayed that God would console them and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss, commending Governor Amosun for the quick intervention, which has brought relief to the people.
He noted that the effects of the flood would have been more devastating but for the infrastructural work put in place by the State government, decrying people’s attitude of dumping refuse in drainages, walkways and building on waterways.
“People will have to change their attitude of dumping refuse in the drainages, as this can cause greater havoc when water movement is disrupted and hindered’’, he advised.
Earlier, the Governor, with his team, had gone round the city of Abeokuta, to inspect and map out strategies that would forestall reoccurrence and put things right.
Some of the affected areas inspected included; Oke-Sokori, Totoro, Itoku, Oke-Ijeun, Iyana-Mortuary, Oja-Gbangba, Elite, Ewang, Ijeun Titun, Isale-Ake and Isale-Abetu areas of Abeokuta.