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The Ebelu of Esure in Ijebu-Imusin, Ijebu-East local government area of Ogun state, Oba Abdulsamad Kasali has raised the alarm over incessant erosion confronting the community .
The Ebelu of Esure lamented that except the state government intervenes quickly to rescue the community and the residents, the community might be swept away by the flooding .
Oba Kasali said this during his one year anniversary on the throne, held in his Esure home town in the state.
The monarch who lauded the state government for the provision of road network ,however, warned that if urgent steps are not taken , the flooding would destroy the roads further and the community .
The Esure expressed displeasure over the loss of property to the incessant flooding .
He lamented that, despite the effort of the state government in the prevision of road and health care, the town is seriously facing the problem of errosion due to the heavy water that comes from about five towns surrounding t Esure town.
He however, appealed to the state government to intervene by constructing drainages to collect water from the five neighbouring communities in the area.
He said, “Esure is facing the challenges of errosion because it is having a sloppy ground, and majorly, all the water coming from Imushin, Odunopa and its environ was channelled towards to Esure town.
“We have been able to execute some projects within one year on the throne; which included, revitalisation and building of a new market in Ita Esure; provision of Solar power in the town which made the town protected from the activities of criminals who hitherto could hide under darkness to perpetrate their nefarious activities.
“We also provided walkie-talkie and security materials to vigilantes to help ensure security of lives and property; construction of drainage channel at Olode street for flow of water and some other self executed project.
“We don’t have security issues, we have taken that up by ourselves by setting up a grassroots security, we have been able to empower our health center with money, St’ Albert great clinic health center. So, they can be able to do a lot of work.
“But I’m appealing to the state government to help channel the errosion by providing a drainage against the erosion .
“We don’t have more problem in terms of Health because is part of my achievements to provide drugs and modern equipment for operation in the theatre of St. Albert, the Great Clinic in Esure for the service of the indigenes of Esure and Ijebu-Imusin in general.”
In his speech, the chairman of the Occasion, Chief Abiodun Onanuga congratulated Oba Kasali and affirmed that; he is a God sent to the people of Esure.
Onanuga said the Monarch’s one year has ensured provision of social amenities to the town .
He said developments have happened in the town during his reign.
In her goodwill message, the former Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Yetunde Onanuga implored the people of Esure to join hands together and give maximum support to Oba Kasali in order to succeed in good things he has embark on since his one year as the the king.
Also in attendance is wife of Awujala of Ijebu, Traditional ruler in Ijebu land, Esure Traditional Council, Princess Dr. Sarah Olubi Johnson, Mrs Cash madam, the chief Imam of Esure Alhaji Sulyman Giwa, Rev. Father Sylvester Onasanya, Islamic Scholars in Esure and Indigens of Esure.
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