Heed To Flood Early Warning Messages-Oyo Agency tells Residents
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Heed To Flood Early Warning Messages-Oyo Agency tells Residents

The Oyo State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (Oyonewmap) has appealed to residents not to overlook early warning messages, as its officials embark on sensitization exercise in the state.

The Project Coordinator of Oyo State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (Oyonewmap), Barr. Tayo Ayoade, said the Project will embark on advocacy and sensitization programme on Early Warning and Action on flood hazards throughout the State.

Barr. Tayo Ayoade said this while speaking to the Press during the week in Ibadan.

He stated that the advocacy and sensitization targeted at all the stakeholders in 33 Local Government Areas will hold in six(6) zones across the State.

"Oyonewmap has improved its information-gathering and dissemination so it can play a stronger early warning role", he said.

According to Barr. Ayoade, the advocacy and sensitization programme will hold between 16th -24th April, 2024 in Iseyin, Ogbomoso, Ibarapa, Oyo Saki and Ibadan.

He noted that the programme became necessary in order to sensitize the residents of Oyo State on steps that can be taken to avert flood disaster.

Ayoade therefore appealed to residents to imbibe the culture of safety and engage in environmental friendly practices/activities as well ensure that their wastes are properly disposed to avert flooding and erosion.

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