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In a bid to forestall any unforeseen incident in flood-prone areas, Ondo state government has launched intensive channelisation of rivers and excavation of drains  Speaking in Owo, during a channelisation exercise, at River

Ijala, Ijebu quarters in Owo,  Director of Ecology in the state Ministry of

Environment, Mr Kinga Olumide stressed the need for residents to desist from

dumping refuse in streams, rivers and similar water bodies.

He said residents

must stop emptying refuse in rivers and drainages as such habit contributes

to blockage of water courses.


He said man must respect the environment emphasizing

the task of ensuring a safe environment is a collective one

Olumide assured

that the channelisation and excavation exercise would be a continuous one which

would be extended to other parts of the state.


Some residents while lamenting their

ordeal during previous rainy seasons commended the state government for the prompt

preventive intervention.


Two of the residents, Mr Fatai Gbadamosi and Mrs Ronke

Olatugbe however called for provision of waste bins and refuse disposal vehicles

even as they advocated speedy completion of ongoing exercise.

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