Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has assured the residents of the state that flood will never again be a problem in the state.
Speaking at the inauguration of free surgical mission by his administration on Thursday in Iwo, Aregbesola said proactive measures had been taken to check flooding and ensure the bitter experience of three years ago does not happen again.
He recalled that shortly before his administration came into power in 2010, flood had wrecked havoc in Osun, stressing that widening and channelisation of rivers, streams and canals by his administration stopped its recurrence.
“Osun will never experience flooding again. What we have done is comprehensive. It is a solution to flooding. We took our time in desilting our waterways and clearing of drainages,” Aregbesola said.
“Shortly before we came into power, there was massive flooding, which swept people away. We have decided and taken action that this shall never happen in Osun again. Since we came on board, Osun has never witnessed flooding.”
Aregbesola said apart from the obvious havoc caused by flooding, flooding also has the potential of spreading water-borne diseases across the state.