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Reps to NEMA: Provide relief materials to Orolu flood victims

Bukola Oyewo, who represents Irepodun/Olorunda/Orolu/Osogbo Federal Constituency of Osun State, has called the attention of the House Representatives on the negative impacts of the flood on the lives and economic activities of the people of the Orolu area, that has led to decline in agricultural production and causing water- borne diseases. Moving the motion on the floor of the House, the Lawmaker implored the House of Representatives to urgently look into the situation with a view to tackling the future occurrence of flood in the constituency. Hon. Bukola Oyewo recalled that the challenge of flooding in Osogbo Federal Constituency was enormous and sought for the support of the Federal Government in finding a lasting solution to the pitfalls of flood as it has become imperative as many victims have been rendered homeless, apart from losing their sources of livelihood. Addressing the issue, the House of Representatives urged the Federal Ministries of Water Resources and Environment, Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority to urgently visit the affected communities for an on-the-spot assessment of the effects of the menace and assess the possibility of constructing water channels to prevent further flooding. Reacting further, the House also mandated the House Committees on Environment, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Ecology Fund and Water Resources to visit the affected areas to ascertain the extent of damage caused by the flooding for the purposes of appropriating funds in the 2020 budget estimates to address the problem, and also directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief materials for the communities affected by the devastating flooding in Osogbo Federal Constituency in the State of Osun.

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