Omooba Dotun Babayemi has urged the Federal Government to urgently put in place mechanisms that would help to stem the menace of flooding currently threatening some parts of the country.
Babayemi is a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State.
He made the appeal to the Federal Government in a statement from his Media Office on Tuesday.
He urged to the government to work out interventionist programmes, through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), that would cushion the effect of flooding being suffered in some areas.
Babayemi said the appeal became imperative in view of the flood that affected some parts of Ikire in Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State occasioned by heavy downpour.
“There is need for the Federal Government, through its agency, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to urgently work out agenda that can curtail the effect of flood assailing some parts of the country.
“This is especially as witnessed in Ikire in Irewole Local Government Area of Osun,” the former PDP governorship aspirant asserted.
Babayemi therefore rallied support for the victims of the Ikire flood. He charged NEMA to provide succour to them through enduring palliatives that would cushion the devastating effects of the disaster.
He also advised government at all levels to embark on sustained sensitization campaigns. This, he said, would create awareness to the populace on the inherent dangers that could easily propel flooding.
Babayemi sought the support of the government and stakeholders towards working out management approach laced with solutions that would help to tackle the menace of flooding in the country.
In the interim, he implored Nigerians to always be cautious of things that could easily trigger environmental hazards, most of which he noted could aid flooding during raining seasons.