Osun did not receive ecological fund for 5 years

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State Governor
Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State Governor

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has said that his administration did not receive ecological fund from the Federal Government in last five years.

This is contained in a statement by Semiu Okanlawon, media aide to the governor in Osogbo on Thursday.

Mr. Aregbesola said the demand by the state chapter of PDP that government should justify how it spent ecological funds in the wake of the flood that affected some parts of the state was uncalled for.

“Osun did not receive any ecological fund from the PDP Federal Government from Nov. 27, 2010 to May 29, 2015.

“We have expended our legitimate revenues from all sources to annually dredge our waterways up till 2015 when revenue decline hindered our efforts.

“Despite the dirty politics played by the PDP government at the centre, Osun remained one of the few states that had never experienced any flooding since 2011not until the unfortunate incident of Tuesday, Sept ember13.

“We are concerned with the agony of our citizens and shall do all in our power to limit the pains and prevent a reoccurrence.

“We are committed to eliminating all hindrances to free flow of water in the canals, drainages and waterways in the state”.

Mr. Aregbesola, while calling on the people of the state to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse, urged them to always patronise registered waste collectors.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that flood wrecked havoc in some parts of the state on September 13, during which property worth million of naira were destroyed.


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  • DObservation

    It is very unfortunate, the depths to which PDP sunk this country. So because of politics, constitutional rights of the people of Osun was withheld just like that. Same thign was done in Rivers which Obasanjo blew the lid on when he told Jonathan in an open letter that a World Bank project was stopped because of his feud with Amaechi. It just is very sad that it is the same crooked PDP that is now treating an environmental challenge as an opportunity to come at the Aregbesola government rather than sympathise with victims. The Osun government is doing the incredible by being able to fund its deflooding project, and one hopes that it will be intensified as the Ogbeni has promised already to forestall future occurences, however unpredictable the environment can be