Kwara As­sem­bly urges ac­tion on flood

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Siki­rat Shehu, Ilorin

The Kwara State House of As­sem­bly yes­ter­day urged the state govern­ment to put in place mea­sures that would fore­stall re­cur­rence of flood as wit­nessed in parts of the state two years ago.

The House made the call in its res­o­lu­tion fol­low­ing a mo­tion on the loss of lives and property caused by flood­ing which pre­ceded a down­pour penul­ti­mate week in some parts of Ilorin.

The is­sue was raised by the mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing llorin South Con­stituency, Saadu Tanke (APC). The House also di­rected the state govern­ment to pro­vide re­lief ma­te­ri­als to over 100 res­i­dents ren­dered home­less by rain­storm in Baruten Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of the state.

The law­mak­ers fur­ther sym­pa­thised with fam­i­lies of three people who died in the re­cent flood, while urg­ing the state Min­istry of Works and Town Plan­ning De­vel­op­ment Author­ity to be alive to their re­spon­si­bil­ity by pro­vid­ing proper drainages along wa­ter­ways.

The leg­is­la­ture ad­vised res­i­dents of the state to de­sist from dump­ing refuse in drainages, es­pe­cially dur­ing the rainy sea­son.

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