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Senate writes SGF, NEMA over flood threat

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The Senate has written to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other federal agencies to urgently intervene to stop flooding Sagamu and other areas of Ogun East Senatorial District.

The letter also sought urgent provision of palliatives for victims.

This followed the adoption of a motion moved by Senator Gbenga Daniel, on the flooding issues in Sagamu, Ijebu, and other areas in the country on July 5.

Coming under a Motion on the “Urgent Need to Intervene in the Flooding Issues in Sagamu, Ijebu Areas of Ogun East Senatorial District,” the Ogun East senator brought the attention of the Senate to the challenge in his constituency and beyond.

The Senate, after deliberation, then resolved to urge relevant ministries, departments and agencies to release funds as provided in the 2023 Appropriation Act for dredging of blocked canals and water bodies amongst others.

The Senate also urged the National Emergency Management Agency to send relief materials to affected victims in the Sagamu and Ijebu Areas of Ogun East Senatorial District.

Consequently, the Clerk of the National Assembly was directed to write the relevant federal agencies to facilitate the Senate resolution promptly.

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