Flood: Ekiti seeks Federal intervention

ADO FLOOD Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, pointing in the direction of structures and flooded areas, after a heavy down pour, in Ado-Ekiti... on Monday.

Mrs Titilayo Ojo, the Coordinating Director of Ikere Local Government in Ekiti, has urged the federal and Ekiti state governments to come to the aid of the community following destruction caused by flood.

Ojo, who said the damages caused by the flood on Tuesday night were beyond the council’s control, lamented that the incident affected nearly every area in Ikere Local Government Area.

The council boss made the call when the Chairman, Ekiti House of Assembly Committee on Environment, Tunde Idowu, paid a visit to Ikere-Ekiti.

This situation is beyond the control of the council, I am calling on the federal and state governments to come to the aid of the community,’’ she said.

Responding, Idowu who sympathised with the victims, assured them that the government, particularly Ekiti State government would respond to the situation appropriately.

Idowu said the State Emergency Management Board was already aware of the situation and promised that the assembly would liaise with relevant agencies to bring succour to the people of the community.

He advised the people to always guard against erecting buildings on waterways, avoid dumping of refuse on drains to forestall recurrence of such flooding in the future.

The rain which lasted throughout Tuesday night damaged lots of property and rendered many people in the community homeless.

Residents of the areas affected, Mr Funso Ige and Mrs Margret Daramola, described the incident as a disaster that usually occurred yearly whenever there was downpour.

They pleaded for government’s support toward finding a lasting solution to the problem.