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ODHA SUMMONS COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENT OVER FLOODING ISSUES

ODHA SUMMONS COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENT OVER FLOODING ISSUES The Ondo State House of Assembly has summoned the Commissioner of Environment and

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ODHA SUMMONS COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENT OVER FLOODING ISSUES

The Ondo State House of Assembly has summoned the Commissioner of Environment and other allied agencies to appear before it on Tuesday.

This followed reported cases of flooding across the state.

Speaking at plenary on Tuesday October 9th, the lawmaker representing Akoko South West Constituency 2, Honourable Felemu Gud Bankole drew the attention of members to the flooding in Akungba in which a 400 level student of the Adekunle Ajasin University got drowned.

While empathising with the parents of the deceased student, the University and Akungba comunity, Honourable Felemu blamed the incident on obstruction of drainages and the waterways.

In the same vein, the lawmaker representing Ondo West Constituency 1, Honourable Tomide Akinribido lamented the plight of his constituents in June this year during which valuable properties were lost to flooding.

According to him ‘an aged woman caught in the web of the flood later died because of the complications that emanated from the flooding’.

He called on relevant agencies to rise to the challenges of saving lives and property whenever such disasters occur.

Consequent upon this, Majority leader of the House, Honourable Jamiu Sulaimon Maito Moved a motion and was seconded by Honourable Akinribido that the Ministry of Environment should be invited to explain its efforts at tackling flooding across the state.

Speaking on the House resolution, Speaker of the House, Rt. Honourable David Bamidele Oleyelogun commiserated with the parents of the deceased student of Adekunle Ajasin University, who got drowned in the Akungba flooding.

He raised a team of lawmakers to visit the parents of the deceased student, as well as the University community to express the condolences of members on the sad incident.

The Speaker equally called on residents to stop building houses on waterways while dumping of refuse in drainages should stop henceforth.

The House also dwelled extensively on need for motorists to stop indiscriminnate parking on the highways to Check carnages on the road.

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