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.