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Flood destroys Ogun community

Residents and some students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, were on Saturday affected by a flood in the Gbogidi, Double Crown, Odo Fufu…

Residents and some students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, were on Saturday affected by a flood in the Gbogidi, Double Crown, Odo Fufu areas and environs when their rooms flooded and belongings submerged as a downpour which started on Friday lasted till Saturday.

A bridge in the area was said to have also collapsed, leaving a vehicle trapped inside the canal in the area.

Speaking on the collapsed bridge, a resident, Gbenga Ekunola, said he had presented the matter to the Senator representing Ogun West, Olamilekan Adeola, and tha, “Senator Adeola immediately called his team to go to the said spot to assess the situation for immediate intervention.”

Meanwhile, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Dr Mukail Akinde, has asked staff and students of the institution to stay away from flood-prone areas.

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Aremu gave the warning during an on-the-spot assessment of students-populated areas after the downpour.

While commiserating with those who lost valuables, the rector charged the students to stop seeking accommodation in areas prone to flooding, adding that “those who are presently in such areas should relocate to safer places.”

The rector stated that the advice became imperative following alerts of impending heavy rainfall in the coming months as predicted by government agencies such as the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

He enjoined relevant government agencies in charge of disaster relief at both federal and state levels to come to the rescue of the affected students and staff of the institution.

 

 

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