Ekiti State House of Assembly on Sunday advised residents living in flood-prone areas across the state to relocate to safe areas in compliance with the warning and prediction of Nigeria Meteorological Agency that heavier rains were underway.
The Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Hakeem Jamiu, said such relocation would be of tremendous help in saving the people’s lives and property and as well save government from avoidable emergency operations.
Jamiu, who spoke at Iworoko Ekiti while assessing the level of damage done by flood in parts of Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency II, charged Ekiti residents to desist from dumping refuse in drainage and cease from erecting structures on waterways.
He said, “NIMET has predicted that there would be heavy rains in August and September in some states of the federation and sensitising our people in this regard was our first legislative duty as we resumed from our recess.
“The first motion we moved was that the residents should brace up for the coming heavy rainfall. We also appeal to our people not to dump refuse or build houses on waterways because these are the causes of flooding,” he said.
According to him, the effects of the flood could have been mitigated if the residents have not been blocking waterways, drainage, and canals.