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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Abdulkabir Akinlade has urged Governor Dapo Abiodun to construct flood ways across the state rather than threatening to demolish properties.
Akinlade while sympathising with flood victims across the state explained that the flood was caused by increase in heavy rain, rising maximum temperature and rising sea level.
The APC chieftain said this in a statement issued and made available by his media aide, Alao Adelani on Monday.
Akinlade called on the state government to begin sensitization on the effects of climate change.
He said ” reality is that raining seasons will always come and by extension, floods. But we can develop ways to adapt by domesticating the whole process of flood control. Demolition of buildings has never and can not be a viable solution to flood control except in extreme cases.
“As the ruling party (APC) both at the national and state levels, we owe it to the generality of our people across the state to give responsive governance devoid of shortsightedness or excuses. Although no government can solve all the changes of the state within a given tenure, concerted efforts must be made to alleviate the sufferings of the masses.
“Qualitative service delivery to the people of Ogun State can only be attained through character, capacity and passion of its leaders”.