Oyan Dam Release: NEMA Visits Flood Ravaged Isheri Community

Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has paid a visit to the Isheri community in Ogun State which is suffering from the aftermath of Oyan dam release.

Since the release of the dam, Isheri community and environs have been flooded with many displaced from their homes.

Concise News also noticed that the areas around the Long Bridge of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway are currently heavily flooded since the dam’s release.

In a statement, NEMA said, “NEMA SWZO in conjunction with Ogun State SEMA conducted Mustapha Habib Ahmed and Senator Kashim Shettima on the- spot assessment of the flood that claimed four (4) lives, destroyed property worth millions, submerged roads; which prevent means of livelihoods and sacked many people from their homes.

“The affected people have been living in deplorable conditions which calls for humanitarian assistance from Federal government and other developing partners to enable them restart their lives.

“A resident, MR Biggerd Oluchi called on the federal Government to find lasting solutions to the perennial flooding by dredging the rivers around the area so as to be able to accommodate more water.

“Earlier, the team led by the ZC, Mr Saheed Akiode paid a courtesy call on the permanent Secretary, Min. of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs and Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Ogun State in their offices respectively to map out modality on how NEMA can come to the aid of those affected by the Dam flood.

“The Comm., Mrs. Funmi Efuwape who received the team in her office,decried the living conditions of the affected-persons”

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