Igalamela/Odolu LGA clears major drainages to avert flooding and erosion ahead of coming rainy season.

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Flooding and erosion has posed serious concern for residents of Ajaka metropolis in Igalamela/Odolu local government area, especially during rainy seasons.

These menace has over the years caused devastating damage to valuables and claimed lives in some cases, leaving residents in intense fear of rainy season which ordinarily should come with joy and excitement.

The tarred road through Ajaka has drainage control system in major parts of the stretch. However, the drainage is completely blocked by non decomposing rubbishes deposited by some residents and rainfall leading to flooding and serious erosion.

To avert flooding and reduce erosion threats in the area, the administration of Hon. Barr. Cosmas Atabor has commenced immediate intervention measure through the clearing of blocked waterways and opening up other drainages to allow for free flow of water to mitigate the perennial damages caused by these menace.

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The Chief of Staff to the transition Chairman of the Local Government, Hon. Zekeri Adama and supervisory Councillor for Works, Hon. Isah Bello were on ground to supervise the work.

Hon Zekeri Adama said, as a responsive and responsible administration, the transition Chairman is making further effort to have relevant government agencies attend to the ecological problems in the area.

He added that stakeholders meeting would be convened soon to enlighten and sensitize residents against practices that cause blockage of waterways in the area.

Edited by Ali Atabor

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