Ogun Warns Residents Of Flooded Community To Avoid Boreholes Water
Ogun State Government has warned residents of areas affected by the recent flooding, not to consume water from boreholes and wells in the axis, to avoid Cholera and other water infection diseases.
The affected residents are those living in Ogun/Lagos border communities on the bank of Ogun River at IIsheri, Magboro, Warewa, Arepo and other communities.
Ogun State Environment Commissioner, Ola Oresanya, issuing the directive during his visit to the flooded state’s border communities, said flood has contaminated water sources in the area.
According to the commissioner, flood has contaminated the water sources with chemicals, such as fuel, pesticides, metals, pathogens in storage, cemeteries, septic tanks and dead animals.
He explained that the state government would soon embark on another round of dredging, and clearing of drainage channels and waterways of silts, in the areas affected by flooding.
He clarified that the flood was caused by the heavy rainfall which caused tidal waves due to the rise in sea level, and not by the release of excess water from the Oyan Dam in Abeokuta.