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Ekiti begins massive evacuation of waterways

06 July 2012, 16:27

 The Ekiti Government on Friday issued a two-week quit notice to residents living in flood-prone areas of Ado-Ekiti, as it deploys over 500 personnel to evacuate the water ways.

The directive followed Monday’s devastating floods that ravaged many parts of the city.

The Commissioner for Housing and Environment, Mr. Paul Omotosho, said the directive was to avert further losses.

The commissioner, who monitored the emergency clearing of drainage and canals in flood-prone areas of the metropolis, said that the quit order would affect residents living close to waterways.

He added that most streets in the city would be affected and urged residents of such areas to vacate their homes before the expiration of the deadline.

Omotosho condemned the continued erection of houses along water channels by residents in spite of repeated warnings by government.

He said that the government would no longer fold its arms and allow wanton disregard of its laws by overzealous private developers.

The commissioner commiserated with victims of the Monday flood which destroyed property worth millions of naira.


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