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Ogun govt uses RCCG, MFM campgrounds for flood victims


The Ogun State Government has made available the camp facilities of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, and the Deeper Christian Life Bible Ministry to accommodate individuals and families who have been displaced by the ongoing coastal floods affecting the state.

The state Commissioner of Environment, Mr Oladimeji Oresanya, urged residents who were willing to leave the areas to contact the state emergency response teams and the National Emergency Management Agency, who would send their officials to help them leave.

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The floods have affected no fewer than 100 landlords and their families, forcing them to abandon their homes.

The government has made provision. Most of the churches around Ogun State have hostels that they can use, and they are open to the displaced residents.

“We have already discussed with the likes of RCCG, MFM, and others, and they have opened up their hostels for us in the state so that people who want to relocate can move to those areas temporarily for one or two months.

“The state emergency management agency, as well as NEMA, is on the ground to provide relief material to our people,” he said.

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The state government has advised residents in the area to either evacuate or elevate their homes or roads to suit the terrain.

Oladimeji also added that he had gone physically to tell the residents of these coastal areas to leave as there was nothing the government could do about infrastructure at this time since the floods were already here.

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Speaking on the causes of the perennial flooding in the area, Oresanya said that it was wrong to attribute it only to the release of water from the Oyan dam in the state.