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Kwara Governor Visits Flooded Areas, Reassures Victims of Government Support

The Deputy Governor of Kwara, Chief Kayode Alabi, has led the state government’s delegation to Odo-Ase community in Oke Ero Local Government Area over Friday night’s downpour that washed away the bridge linking it with other parts of the state.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the weekend in Ilorin, the state capital.

According to the statement, the delegation also visited the Orisa bridge, where the embankment was washed away, amid the administration’s ongoing construction of a new bridge at the same spot.

“The delegation visited the communities on Saturday to commiserate with the people and assess the requirements for reconstruction.

The Governor sends his commiserations to the people of the communities.

“He reassures them that immediate steps will be taken to reconstruct the bridge as soon as possible to reconnect the people to their neighbouring communities,” said the governor.

The entourage included the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Transport, Alhaji Ishaq Olorukooba, and other officials from the ministry.

Similarly, the Governor also inspected the flooded areas at Lafiagi Local Government Area and reassured the flood victims of his administration’s continued support and intervention.

The Governor expressed this on Sunday at the Palace of the Emir of Lafiagi during his visit to the flooded Agrarian community of Pututa village and Gwa bridge in Lafiagi town.

The Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi, who represented the Governor sympathized with the people on the sad incident that occurred at the Pututa village and Gwa bridge in Lafiagi community where farmers lost farm investment worth millions of naira due to the ravaging flood in the community.

The Emir of Lafiagi, Alh. Mohammed Kudi Kawu said the flooding has been reoccurring for years and it is majorly caused by the dredging of the Niger River which is close to the community. This crisis he said is overwhelming to the economy since Lafiagi is a strong agrarian community.

He commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for responding in less than 24 hours to their distress call.


By Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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