Flood: House Resolves To Declare National Disaster in Ogun state

By Gloria Essien, Abuja

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The House of Representatives has resolves to urge the Federal Government to declare the flooding of isheri – ojodu and environs as a national emergency disaster.

The resolution was as a result of an urgent motion titled “Call To Declare The Flooding Of Isheri – Ojodu And Environs As A National Emergency Disaster”, sponsored by Hon. Ibrahim Ayokunle Isiaka.

It also urged the Federal government through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to provide immediate relief materials for the displaced residents in the area.

The motion equally asked the federal ministry of works to urgently commence road development and erosion control of underpass at wawa and kara sections and construct the roads leading to and out of Wawa and Kara Markets to serve as recovery zones for vehicles straying from the traveled way along Lagos- Ibadan expressway, before demobilization of the contractor currently working in the axis.

It also mandates the Committees on Works and Appropriations to ensure that provisions are made for’ the additional scope of work.

The House also urged the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Environment to carry out a thorough condition assessment of the Isheri- Ojodu low land areas with a view to finding lasting solution to the menace of flood in the area.

In passing the motion, the House urged the Federal Government through the Ecological Fund Office, to construct retaining walls along the banks of Ogun River in Ojodu Isheri waterways.

The House also tasked its Committees on Compliance, Works, Environment, Ecological Fund and Appropriation, to ensure compliance to the resolution of the House and report back to the House within three Weeks.