By on November 6, 2023 0 24 Views

The Executive Chairman of Ojokoro LCDA Hon Hammed Idowu has expressed profound gratitude to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) towards the distribution of relief materials to the vulnerable households / victims of the ravaging floods of 5th June 2023 in Ojokoro LCDA and Lagos State at large.

He made this known at the flag off event on the distribution of relief materials which was held at Ojokoro LCDA Secretariat.

The relief materials was distributed to 350 households/families affected by the flood. Items like Rice, Beans, Ceiling Board, Roofing Sheet, Zinc Nail, 3 inches Nail, Mattresses, Nylon Mats, Blankets, Wax Print and bags of cement e.t.c was distributed to beneficiaries of the programme freely to cushion the effect of the disaster that occurred.

The Council boss elucidated further on the prompt response taken by both Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to have on the spot assessment on areas affected by the flood. This Areas include: Oniyaomebi / Owolabi / Hanson Streets, Alagbado , Famuyiwa / Manacula Estate Alakuko, Agric Road/Abimbola Awoniyi Estate by Abattoir Canal, New Jerusalem / Gbeleyi / Amje Road Alakuko, Adeola Almoruf / Opeewe Street, Jankara-Ijaiye, Agas Street, Alakuko amongst others.

Furthermore, Hon Hammed Tijani spoke on the immediate measures put in place by the Council’s Environmental Services Department such as desilting and carting away of refuse in drainages to allow for easy flow of water, regular Jingles being placed on radio stations to sensitize the people on how to properly dispose waste and also keep their environment clean in addition to the various community engagement and advocacy aimed at ensuring environmental sustainability.

Mrs Adenike OgunKunle, the director of General Service NEMA, appreciated the chairman for the steps taken towards the prevention of flood disaster in the Ojokoro community. She said NEMA within its available resources will continue to provide relief materials and assistance to affected communities, and facilitate disaster risk reduction and preparedness.

Mr Bola Adeyemi, the council Manager while giving his closing remarks assured the communities affected by flood that affected roads have been submitted to the Lagos State Ministry of Works and that necessary modalities will take place soon.

He said “ while we wait for necessary modalities to take place, we should desist from dumping refuse in the drainage channels and also desist from building shanties along water and drainage channels so as to prevent the reoccurrence of flooding loss of lives and prosperities”.

Present at this August occasion are the Vice Chairman, Hon. Oladipupo Coker, Leader of the House, Hon Tunde Oyekunle, Council Manager, Mr Bola Adeyemi , Secretary to the Local Government, Mr Kolajo Omisore, Supervisor for Environment Hon. Jamiu Odebiyi ,APC Ojokoro Party Chairman Hon jelili Oseni amongst others.

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