By Edith Igbkwe
The management of Presken Hotel and Suites, Mafoluku Oshodi, has agreed to play along with the resident of Old-Ewu/Ogunyinka community on the evacuation of the drainage blocked by the hotel building as it promised to remove the iron barrier causing the blockage of the drainage.
Following the ongoing canal/drainage evacuation exercise in Oshodi embarked on by the local government to stem flood crisis in the community, the residents of community have appealed to the government for attention,
The Old-Ewu/Ogunyinka Community Development Association’s (CDA’s), Chairman, Elder Gbemisoye Oyetunde, exclaimed that the community was not among the beneficiaries of the last evacuation exercise carried out by the government, saying the community must not be left out in the next exercise.
Oyetunde explained that their drainage was intercepted by Presken Hotel and Suites building along Airport road which makes it difficult for water to flow easily or give room for evacuation truck to operate.
He noted that the last evacuation exercise in Old Ewu was done with the contributions of the residents and the support of St. Jude Catholic Church, Mafoluku, as they spent over N300,000 for both clearing and carting away of refuse.
Meanwhile, the Special Adviser on Environment to LG Chairman, Hon. Yusuf Adesanya said the government has inspected the community and that the blockage of the drainage by Presken Hotel would need the intervention of the state government to resolve.
However, he told the community to be patient as the project is a continuous exercise that would still run through the weekends.
Responding to the drainage blockage, the Hotel Manager, Mr. Godwin disclosed that the company’s chairman had agreed to comply with the community in terms of clearing the drainage and also to remove the iron barrier causing the blockage of the drainage.
This statement was confirmed by the community chairman, Oyetunde that the two parties had agreed and that he was looking forward to getting positive results.
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