The Government of the State of Osun wishes to call for calm among citizens, and assure victims of Tuesday’s flood disaster in the state that government is already assessing the impact of the flood .
The flood affected a section of Government House fence and several residential apartments in the heart of Osogbo, the State capital.
Funke Egbemode, Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in a statement on Wednesday said the government has activated its emergency response to give support to the victims.
According to the statement, “Government has activated its emergency response system, comprising stakeholders in disaster management, which include environmental management officers, health workers and security agencies, to respond efficiently to the incident where necessary.
“The government therefore appeals to those who this sad incident has affected in any way to remain calm and await prompt and lasting solution in the overall interest of the state. Citizens are also advised to be vigilant in the wake of the season’s downpour of varying intensity, and desist from unsafe waste disposal which poses greater hazards to the environment.
“The government is mindful of its responsibilities to protect lives and property under all circumstances, and it shall continue to do so at all times.”