By Bose Adelaja
South-West Zone of National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA, has advised motorists and commuters plying the Ibadan and Gbogan highway both in Oyo and Osun states to exercise caution around Ikire area as flood has taken over a sizeable portion of this road.
NEMA’s South-West information officer, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the flood water has covered the median on the dual carriage road and this may pose serious danger to the lives of commuters who may run into the water unexpectedly.
The flood water, according to Ibrahim, has caused several vehicles to break down on this road which has exposed many commuters to danger. Also, he warned residents of the flood prone-areas of Fiditi, Olu-Ofinrin, Express, Monday, Shagba and Olufi to relocate to safer areas.
He urged the affected states and local government to take urgent steps to safeguard lives and property. ‘’NEMA had strongly advised motorists plying the Ibadan and Gbogan highway to exercise extreme caution around Ikire area as flood has taken over a sizeable portion of the road.
The flood water has covered the concrete slabs that divide the dual carriage road and this may cause serious danger… to commuters who may run into the water which has caused several vehicles to break down there. NEMA is also enjoining the residents in the flood plains of Ikire to relocate to safer areas till after the raining season which is just approaching,” he stated.