Osun State Government has warned residents of the state of the possibility of flooding, even as it admonishes the residents to desist from dumping refuse inside gutters and water channels throughout the state.
A statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Engineer Olusegun Aduroja said that the prediction was based on information obtained from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency on the possibility of heavy rainfall this year.
According to him, “the Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted that due to excessive rainfall during this raining season, there is the possibility of flooding in the state.
Aduroja stated further that both the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), and it counterpart, the State Emergency Management Agency, have reinforced the warning.
The Permanent Secretary stressed that in order to prevent flood disaster; the people of the state should heed the warning, noting that to be forewarned is to be forearmed.
The statement also called on the Osun Waste Management Agency to redouble its efforts in waste clearing and management.