Iba sensitises residents on climate change

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  • By Ummusalamoh Kamorudeen

The Chairman of Iba Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Jubril Yisa, has sensitised the residents on dangers of flooding and climate change.

He made this known at the one- day sensitisation programme on climate change and flooding held at the community Town Hall, Iba.

Yisa explained that flooding isn’t new as it’s a global disaster which is caused by human negligence.

“The word flood in our society is no more news because it is a global disaster which either directly or indirectly is caused by human negligence or activities that has greatly impacted on human existence through climate change occasioned by the ozone layer depletion,” he said.

He said report by experts predicted that Lagos State will experience abnormal rainfall this year.

Yisa reiterated that residents are expected especially those into building construction to refrain from the acts that could lead to flooding such as; indiscriminate dumping of construction materials, erecting building structures within and around drainage Right – of -Ways and setbacks.

The council boss urged residents to recognise their roles and responsibilities to prevent the occurrence of flood in the community.

“After this sensitisation programme, we should inform the communities at large on adequate measures against flooding in our areas,” he said.

Lagos State Commissioner for Education on Tertiary Institutions, Sule Tolani advised stakeholders to join hands with the council to wage war against human activities like bush burning, refuse burning, smoke from generators which could bring climate change and lead to flooding in our community.

Tolani urged participants to inform others about measures to be taken to have a flood-free community.

Deputy Director, Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, Adeola Adeoye noted that all hands have to be on deck in combating flood.

“We should join the government in combating flood in our communities by putting an end to improper ways of refuse dumping and distilling of drainages as and when due.” he said.

In attendance were Oniba of Iba Kingdom Oba Sulaimon Ashade; Vice Chairman of Iba LCDA Samuel Thomas; Secretary to the council Taiwo Adekanbi; Party Chairman  Jamiu Oyefolu; Council Manager Olufemi Babalola, legislators, supervisors and other stakeholders.

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