The brown color prevalent with the River Osun is now a serious supply of fear to residents who’re involved in regards to the well being of the river which for a few years has been many issues to many individuals.
A resident, Tolani who spoke with DAILY POST said that the current color of the river signifies that one thing is incorrect someplace and the river is feeling the impression of the anomaly.
Based on her, “The river has by no means been noticed to have that color. The river by now’s ineffective due to the wastes which are current in it.
“It’s a trigger for concern as a result of I’m certain there might be no aquatic life in it now because it’s been lengthy that I noticed fishing actions in it.
“Prior to now, very early within the morning and late within the night, you’d see fishermen setting nets and a few harvesting the fish from the beforehand laid nets however all these actions are absent for now.
One other resident, Ajibola famous that the river is a method of livelihood for some folks. Some folks have taken to fishing, farming by the banks, digging sand from the river mattress for constructing and even utilizing the water from the river for working automobile washing ventures and cement and brick manufacturing ventures whereas to a overwhelming majority, the river is a supply of life because it has been deified.
He disclosed that from info out there to him, the reason for the change in color of the river is because of mining actions and likewise that he’s certain the river would have been polluted.
Ajibola warned that the folks that also make use of the river ought to beware to not be uncovered to chemical contents that will have polluted the river.
He implored environmentalists to tackle the battle in saving the river from continuous air pollution as a result of it’s a case of environmental degradation.
A farmer, Mr. Felix Awobanjo advised DAILY POST that the wet season has all the time been a blessing to him as he utilises the financial institution of the river in rising maize and different greens which his spouse sells when harvested.
He said that however the color of the river, he nonetheless makes use of it on his farm as a result of to him, water is water.
The state Commissioner for Atmosphere, Mr. Sola Oladepo whereas speaking to DAILY POST revealed that the ministry is conscious of the scenario, including that the brown color of the river is on account of the unlawful mining actions ongoing within the Ijesa axis of the state.
He said that the state authorities is already addressing them and can come out with a decisive motion to be taken quickly.
DAILY POST had earlier reported that some residents had made it a behavior to dispose refuse on the financial institution of the river and likewise of unlawful digging up of sand from the river mattress.
DAILY POST additionally gathered that water from the Osun River is the supply utilized by the mini water scheme facilitated by Lasun Yusuf, a former Deputy Speaker of the Home of Representatives situated on the Ori Oke Pure Water space of Osogbo.