$type=ticker$count=12$cols=4$cate=0

Flooding: Osun residents raise alarm, government promises more action

Residents have called on the Osun State Government to come to their aid as occasional floods continue to threaten and cutting them off as ...


Residents have called on the Osun State Government to come to their aid as occasional floods continue to threaten and cutting them off as well as depriving them of their daily living.

These was the complaints of residents and motorists on Saturday evening after a heavy downpour paralysed commercial activities and vehicular traffic along the Rasco Area of Osogbo.

A mini-bus driver who spoke with this medium stated that the area has been prone to flood for a long time and despite the drainage work completed under the administration of Rauf Aregbesola, it was surprising that the floods have come back with full force.

He explained that there must be a reason for the resurgence of flood in the area.

A business owner in the area, Haruna Sokoto explained that it was surprising that flood had taken over the area again.

He noted that there was flood in Rasco Area before but since the state government built drainages in the river, they never expected that it will occur again.

He expressed surprise at the flood and appealed to the state government to intervene as a matter of priority so that residents and traders in the area will be able to have a sigh of relief.

Another trader in the area stated that the rains ended up causing a traffic gridlock never before experienced on the road.

He explained that the narrow nature of the road added to the gridlock as it was not designed to withstand that type of heavy concentration of vehicles.

According to him, “Since the work on the Olaiya Flyover started on February, traffic was diverted to this narrow road connecting Old Garage to Oke-Fia roundabout and daily, the traffic increases.

“As a result, the road is continually wearing and tearing. There are potholes on the road and now flooding.

“If you look around, there is a big drainage meant to carry water but the flood has come just after a little rainfall and we don’t know why this is happening.”

Others lamented that the problem was a result of government failures and playing of politics instead of concentrating on providing and taking care of the people who voted them into office.

In Ilesa town, there was also a report of flooding on Saturday after a heavy evening downpour.

Most affected parts are Biladu Area, Irawo Junction, Oba Adenle Hospital Junction and Funtua Area of Ilesa.

Residents also called on the state government to come to their aid in preventing a repeat of such reoccurrences.

A residents, Adeyinka Adegunju who spoke to newsmen revealed that the cause of the flood in Ilesa was due to breakdown of infrastructures in the town.

He stated that the only viable presence of government was the few kilometres of roads that were rehabilitated.

“Go round the town and see the level of infrastructural decay. For a town like Ilesa, it is an eyesore.

“Ilesa and the whole of Ijesaland is being deprived of government presence and the result is what we are seeing with our very eyes.”

The Osun State Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Sola Oladepo in a chat with Daily Post stated that the Osun Government has not relaxed on the issue and has not been taking any development that has to do with its citizens with levity.

He revealed that the governor has been doing much on flood control before the onset of the rainy season.

Oladepo disclosed that the Rasco Area flood on Saturday was part of the warnings of the state government to the citizens.

In his words, “It was not long I was in that area. I was in Freedom Park and when I came out, I didn’t see any sign of flooding but people recorded and said there was flooding.

“That of Rasco is a special one. It is a federal road coming from Ogbomoso to Freedom Park and Old Garage. The culvert work on it was carried out by the Ecological Fund Office without the Osun Government being carried along and the way it was constructed was to expand the road from Ogbomoso through Lameco, Freedom Park and Old Garage.

“The occasional flooding there is not unexpected because it overflows and comes in through the back of the motor park and drains into the canal. We couldn’t do much and won’t be able to touch it because it is a federal government road. All we can do is just to be de-silting the river.

“We have done it twice this year and so also we are doing now. We have done it in Iwo local government and we are presently in Ifedayo local government doing same thing and we are coming to Ilesa.

“As for Ilesa, it is expected since there have been complaints and we are aiming to bring our equipment to the place to de-silt most of the rivers and streams and it is not going to be out of place.

“We thank God that the rainy season is gradually receding and the flood of yesterday is not what we did not expect and we thank God that there was no casualty recorded.

“We are doing a lot but only that when such happens, people forget easily that government has always been making moves.”

Recall that the Nigerian Metereological Agency (NiMET) had forecast increased rainfall and thunderstorms for Osun and some states in the southern part of the country.

It also predicted that due to the topography of the state, it was going to be affected by much flooding especially towards the end of the year as the rainy season was coming to an end.



from Nigerian News. Latest Nigeria News. Your online Nigerian Newspaper. https://ift.tt/3vCZKvr
via gqrds

COMMENTS

BLOGGER

/fa-clock-o/ WEEK TRENDING$type=list

Name

#bbnaija,2,2019,1,2019 elections,3,2face idibia,7,About Us,1,accident,21,Action,1,Adeboye,1,Africa,21,africa news,37,Africam News,1,African Beauty,12,African history,1,african news,5,African Students,2,africatourism,1,Agriculture,17,Almajiri,1,ambode,24,Android,3,Animals,1,anthony joshua,3,APC,30,Apostle Johnson Suleiman,7,Apostle Suleiman,1,Apple,1,Arsenal FC,3,Art,1,article,7,Articles,1,Arts and Culture,4,Assurance Davido,1,ASUU,7,autos,1,Award,31,Ayo Fayose,4,Ayodele Fayose,1,bangladesh,1,barcelona fc,14,basketball,1,bb naija,1,bbcyoruba,1,BBnaija,41,BEAUTY,24,bet awards,1,Beuty,1,beyonce mass,1,biafra,28,Bitcoin,1,Black Panther,3,Blackberry updates,3,Blackpanther,1,blog,2,Blogger,53,Bloggers Hit,22,Blogging,1,bobrisky,1,Boko Haram,86,Boko Haram Crisis,32,Boko-haram,19,Boko-Haran,1,BOKOHARAM,8,Bolo Haram Crisis,5,Bovi,1,boxer,6,boxing,1,Brain Teazer,1,Breaking,134,Breaking News,1619,Breakinh,1,Brealing,1,BREXIT,2,Bruno Mars,1,budget,8,Buhari,196,Buratai,1,bursaries,2,BUSINESS,171,Business Breaking,1,CAC church,1,Calabar,1,cambridge exams,3,CAN,2,Cancet,1,career,4,Cars,1,Ceelebrities,1,Celebrities,636,Celebrity,11,Celebs,10,Celerities,8,chamions league,8,champion's league,28,Champions league,2,Champions' League,1,CHEATS,27,chelsea fc,85,chemistry,1,chibok girls,3,Chioma,1,christiano Ronaldo,43,Comedy,10,Commonwealth,2,Corruption,5,Court,1,Crime,108,Crisis,134,Crisis in Nigeria,57,Culture,1,daddy freeze,1,daily devotion,1,dangote,7,Dansuki,4,Dapchi Girls,1,dapchigirls,1,Dasuki,3,Davido,40,Dbanj,1,Diezani Alison Madueke,1,dino melaye,7,disaster,4,diy,8,dk odukoya,2,DK Olukoya,1,dollar,1,Don Jazzy,1,Donald Trump,82,drug abuse,1,Drugs,7,Earth Science,6,earthquake,1,Easter,3,ecowas,4,Education,281,EFCC,96,Eid-El-Kabir,6,Ekiti,2,ekiti decides,27,Ekiti Elections,2,Ekiti States,1,el rufai,1,ELECTION,51,Election 2019,1,emenuella,1,Emir Kano,4,Employment opportunities,3,En Son Dakika haberleri,1,enter,1,Entertainement,1,Entertainment,1083,Entertainment Latest News,1,Entertainments,3,Entetainment,2,environment,1,EpicGames,2,epl,5,Ese,1,Essay Competitions,1,EU,1,euro2024,1,Europeaun Commission,1,evans,1,event,4,Events,11,Facebook,7,FACEBOOK TRICKS,5,facebook update,28,fani Kayode,3,Fashion,46,father's day,1,Fayose,5,featured,2,federal government,83,Fellowships,1,femi adesina,1,FG,1,fight,1,finance,74,Finances,1,fitness,3,flavour,1,flood,1,Folorunsho Alakija,1,football,306,football Europa League,1,Foreign,156,Fraud,39,Fuel Scarcity,13,fulani herdsmen,23,Funny,47,FUTURE TECH,16,game,3,gay pastor,2,Ghana,1,gist,69,goo,1,Goodluck Jonathan,1,Google,13,google i/o 2018,1,Google9ja,44,google9ja news,2874,gossip,28,Gov. Amosun,1,Gov. Fayose,28,graduate jobs,1,Graduates,2,Grammy Award,2,Guinness Book Of Record,1,hack,1,HACKERS,6,hajj,1,Headlines,1,Health,134,healthy food,1,Healthy Living,23,hemp,1,herdsmen,5,Hilarious,2,Hip hop,2,history,1,holiday,1,house of reps,2,How to Create a website,1,hushpuppi,1,Ibadan,3,independence,7,INEC,8,inspirational,6,International,1,International Scholarships,3,internet,7,interns,1,Internships,6,interview,2,interviews,1,Investment,1,Investor,1,iphone,17,iphones,2,ipob,1,IS,1,isis,1,israel,2,Israel Palestine crisis,1,JAMB,3,jenifa,8,Jerusalem,2,jibrin,1,Jobs,68,John Terry,1,Jokes,1,Jonathan,1,Jose mourinho,13,justin Timbalake,1,kaduna,20,Kanu Nwakwo,1,Kanye west,1,Kardashian,1,kardashians,1,Kardeshian,1,Kardeshians,1,kelvin hart,1,kelvinhart,1,Kemi olunloyo,1,kidnap,21,kim kardashians,9,kingship,7,Lagos,5,lagos state,49,Lagos train project,1,lai mohammed,3,Lassa Fever,3,Lastest News,2,lat,1,Latest News,971,latest Nigerian jobs,1,Latests News,1,lawyers,3,Leadership,1,league,2,Life,2,Life style,96,Lifestyle,35,Lifstyle,1,Linda versus Wizkid,1,Linda vrs Wizkid,1,Linda vrs Wizzy,1,Live Update,1,Live Updates,5,lol,13,London,1,Love,18,Manchester United,28,market place,2,Masters Scholarships,1,mbaka,1,mecca,1,mercy Aigbe,3,Mercy Johnson,1,messi,26,mfm prayer points,8,MFM Prayers,14,MFM Sermons,2,mimiko,1,minimum wage,1,miracle prayers,12,MKO Abiola,2,MMM,3,Mobile Phone,1,Model,1,Model United Nations,2,moji olaiya,1,Money,1,monkeys,1,motivation,4,Movie,52,Movies,3,MTN,1,MTN NIGERIA,10,mugabe,1,MUNPlanet,2,Music,14678,NAFDAC,1,Naija,2596,Naija News,1,Naija Entertainment,1,Naija New,4,Naija Newa,1,naija news,1170,naira,1,Naira devaluation,3,Naira evaluation,2,nano technology,1,NBA,3,ncc,1,NCCF,1,new,5,New music,20,New Nigeria,2,News,3800,News Nigeria,34,NewsMusic,1,newspapers,4,Niageria,1,Nicki Minaj,1,Niger Delta Avengers,37,Nigeria,17,Nigeria Air,1,Nigeria Latest News,3,nigerian,21,Nigerian Breaking News,551,Nigerian history,3,Nigerian Jobs,1,Nigerian Latest New,1,Nigerian Latest News,1223,Nigerian Latest News online,2637,Nigerian Music Entertainment,1,Nigerian Newpapers,1,Nigerian News,5,Nigerian News. Latest Nigeria News. Your online Nigerian Newspaper.,14548,Nigerian Newspaper,3,Nigerian Newspapers,1,Nigerian police apptitude test,5,Nigerian politics,183,nigerian senate house,13,Nigerian Students,2,Nigerian Super Eagles,29,Nigerians in south-Africa,3,Nih,1,nlc,1,NLC updates,2,nnamdi kanu,8,NNPC,22,Nollyhood,17,Nollywood,3,NOUN,1,NY crash,1,NYSC,19,NYSC updates,15,Obadanjo,1,Obama,5,Obasanjo,20,October 1st,3,OculusRift,1,oil and gas,1,Olamide,3,Olamide baddo,1,Olusegun Obasanjo,1,omg,2,ondo state,3,ONLINE BIZ,5,Online money,1,only in Nigeria,320,Ooni of Ife,6,ooni-ife,1,opinion,1,Orphans,1,orubebe,1,Osinbajo,2,Osun decides,10,oyo state,8,palestine,1,Pastor E. A Adeboye,1,pastor E.A Adeboye,7,pastor T.B joshua,3,paul pogba,1,PDP,4,phon,1,Phones,35,POLITICS,1790,POLİTİCS,1,POLOTICS,2,Postgraduate,1,power,1,Power holding,10,prayer,16,prayer points,5,Prayers,3,premier League,79,president,1,Products,1,proud marry,1,Public hearing,1,quiz,1,quotes,4,rat,1,RCCG,2,recruitment,4,Relationship,29,Relationships,130,Religion,112,Reviews,1,Rihana,2,rio olympics,7,ronaldinho,2,Russia 2018,17,russia2018,4,Samsung galaxy s6,1,Samsung updates,3,Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,1,Saraki,1,Satanists,1,Saudi Arabia,1,Schilarships,1,Scholarahips,1,Scholarships,1606,Scholarships 2018,1,Scholarships for Aricans,1,science,6,Security,74,Senate,2,sex doll,1,Shekau,1,shiites,1,short girls,1,short people,1,smart phones,23,smartphones,2,snake,1,socal media,1,soccer,2,social,46,Social media,1,South Africa,1,spanish league,17,Sport,17,Sporta,2,Sports,820,stolen mace,1,stolenmace,1,Stories,56,Story,1,Strategy,1,student internships,2,STUDY ABROAD,101,Style,3,Success tips,1,Sudan,1,Super Eagles,2,Tech,29,Tech matters,156,Tech News,1,Technology,1,Techs,2,Telecommunication,11,Telecommunications,1,tennis,1,terrorism,1,Test your brain,1,therock,1,TimSweeney,1,tithe,1,tompolo,1,tonto dike,3,Traineeships,1,Travel,7,Trump,3,Turkey,2,Turkieh embassy,1,turkish visa,1,Twitter,2,twitter attacks,14,uganda,1,UK,1,UK News,1,Uncategorized,4,Undergraduate Scholarships,1,Underprivileged Students,1,unemployment,6,United Kingdom,2,Updates,1,US,110,USA,1,usain bolt,1,Useful Hacks,1,UTME,3,vacancy,2,valentine,1,valentine'sday,1,Video,1,Videos,10,viral,1,virallink,4,VirtualReality,2,VISION 2020,7,vr,1,Weird,3,WEIRD NEWS,641,WEİRD NEWS,1,WEIRS NEWS,1,Whatsapp update,2,windows,1,Wired news,2,wizkid,22,wizkid in california,1,world,324,World cup,7,World News,28,World Record,2,World's statistics,1,Yahoo Tech,1,Yaya Toure,1,yemi osinbajo,21,Yobe Girls,1,Yola Girls,1,Yoruba News,1,Youth,7,Youth Opportunities,2,zimbabwe,1,
ltr
item
Google9ja | Entertainment | Nigerian Latest News online: Flooding: Osun residents raise alarm, government promises more action
Flooding: Osun residents raise alarm, government promises more action
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiTc70R6LDpmmpX5iCB0N_8VvrtZbqPYs98eIlRGUbWU-Q2dmzCDaz3hsmCA-lWOy-B-TqQc6lL1ZJRdyeuZcMrh9gn8oAgSQETi1IsUQMd_1QkEUaXglIPVnN-pDb-yPWMcsrAAmLECGyeOXiG3d3bDfRROLbWea60kHSW2rhknUhOMQE031WqWKM2=w400-h224
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiTc70R6LDpmmpX5iCB0N_8VvrtZbqPYs98eIlRGUbWU-Q2dmzCDaz3hsmCA-lWOy-B-TqQc6lL1ZJRdyeuZcMrh9gn8oAgSQETi1IsUQMd_1QkEUaXglIPVnN-pDb-yPWMcsrAAmLECGyeOXiG3d3bDfRROLbWea60kHSW2rhknUhOMQE031WqWKM2=s72-w400-c-h224
Google9ja | Entertainment | Nigerian Latest News online
https://www.google9ja.com/2021/10/flooding-osun-residents-raise-alarm.html
https://www.google9ja.com/
https://www.google9ja.com/
https://www.google9ja.com/2021/10/flooding-osun-residents-raise-alarm.html
true
8173235409350904551
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content