We didn’t lose any lives to flooding in Ekiti,Says Gov Oyebanji

The Ekiti Government has denied reports that five persons drowned in flooding in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Gov. Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti, who was represented by his Deputy, Mrs Monisade Afuye, denied the reports, on Wednesday, during an assessment of the affected areas in Ado-Ekiti.

The governor regretted the level of havoc wreaked by the flood and assured that his government would map out life-saving mechanisms to mitigate destruction of property in areas submerged by water.

Oyebanji warned Ekiti residents against unwholesome practices like arbitrary dumping of refuse inside drains and canals and erection of buildings on waterways, describing these as actions that were exacerbating flooding in the state.

However, Falajiki who was among the community leaders in the area that received the entourage has said nobody died.

Sspokesmen of Ureje and Eminrin estate, Mr Tayo Olawuyi, Mr Rasheed Akanbi and Mr Shine Salami, alongside Falajiki, applauded the state government for dredging the river earlier in the year.

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