Ikosi-Ejinrin LCDA Chairman Takes Swift Action to Combat Flood Threats in Agbowa.

In a decisive move to address pressing environmental challenges in Agbowa, kakalistiq.com reports that the Executive Chairman of Ikosi-Ejinrin Local Council Development Area, Akogun Wale Raji Anomo, on Friday, July 5th, 2024, embarked on an urgent assessment tour of the community’s most affected areas. The recent downpour has worsened issues with blocked drainage channels, causing severe erosion and raising the level of flooding.

Akogun Wale Raji Anomo

Prompted by multiple reports from concerned residents, Chairman Anomo’s tour aimed to gauge the extent of the problem firsthand and devise a strategic response. “Our primary objective is to ensure the safety and well-being of our citizens by addressing environmental issues head-on,” stated Anomo during the tour.

Accompanied by key council officials, including Vice Chairman Alh. Wasiu Dehinsilu and Councillor Hon. Oguntimirin Olalekan, as well as APC leaders Mrs. Funmilayo Ikudaisi and Hon. Saheed Abass, the Chairman meticulously inspected the blocked drainage systems and erosion-prone areas. This proactive approach underscored the council’s commitment to swift and effective intervention.

Following the thorough assessment, Chairman Anomo assured the residents of Agbowa that the council would promptly tackle the drainage and erosion issues. “We understand the gravity of the situation and are dedicated to implementing solutions that will mitigate these environmental challenges,” he affirmed.

In addition to promising immediate action, Anomo emphasized the critical role residents play in maintaining a clean and safe environment. He called for proper waste disposal practices and vigilance against actions that could fuel environmental degradation. “The community’s role in environmental management is crucial,” he stressed. “By properly disposing of waste and avoiding practices that block drainage systems, we can collectively prevent issues like erosion and flooding. Let us work together to safeguard our environment.”

Speaking on behalf of the Agbowa community youths, Mr. Dada Saheed Omoboriowo expressed heartfelt gratitude for the Chairman’s prompt response. “Mr Chairman’s immediate attention to our environmental concerns is not only commendable but also reassuring. We are grateful for his dedication and quick intervention, which have significantly reduced the risk of flooding in our community,” the statement read.

The Chairman’s visit and commitment to addressing the environmental challenges have brought a wave of relief to the residents of Agbowa, demonstrating a clear dedication to fostering a resilient and sustainable community.


Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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