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Osun govt calls for calm as heavy downpour wreaks havoc

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The Osun State Authorities has known as for calm amongst residents and warranted victims of Tuesday’s flood catastrophe within the state that the federal government is already assessing the impression of the flood.

The State Authorities made the enchantment on Wednesday in a press release by the Commissioner for Data and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode.

Egbemode stated the federal government has activated its emergency response system, comprising stakeholders in catastrophe administration, which embody environmental administration officers, well being employees and safety companies, to reply effectively to the incident the place crucial.

“The federal government subsequently appeals to those that this unhappy incident has affected in any technique to stay calm and await immediate and lasting resolution within the general curiosity of the state.

“Residents are additionally suggested to be vigilant within the wake of the season’s downpour of various depth, and desist from unsafe waste disposal which poses better hazards to the setting.

“The federal government is conscious of its duties to guard lives and property beneath all circumstances, and it shall proceed to take action always”, she acknowledged.

DAILY POST had earlier reported that the downpour, which began round 8 pm and lasted until round 11 pm, sacked residents of the areas from their homes.

Affected areas are: Onireke, Obate, Awosuru, Sadiat, Testing Floor, Atimowa in Osogbo.

Retailers dealing in cement, flour, pharmacy, fuel stations, bakeries, boutiques and provisions shops have been affected together with church buildings.

Talking with the Baale of Oke-Ijetu, Chief Taiwo Agboola, he stated he couldn’t affirm if the motorcyclist is alive as residents are nonetheless looking out the river for the corpse as homes have been additionally stated to be broken.

A corpse was discovered on Wednesday because the perimeter fence of the Osun State Authorities Home in Oke-fia was broken by the heavy downpour that wreaked havoc in Osogbo, the state capital.

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