Sunday, May 16, 2021

Stakeholders in environmental management warn against careless living as rainy season sets in

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As the rainy season sets in, experts say there is the need for caution by members of the public because the season may come with significant challenges.

Orange FM’s Oluseye Akinwalere spoke with critical stakeholders on how to approach the season.

Many say they feel relieved after having to endure the scorching sun for months

The Head, Meteorology and Climate Science department of FUTA Professor Ahmed Balogun and a meteorologist Mr Adewale Olajide urged people and farmers to prepare for dry spells in the coming days and also plant trees which will serve as wind breakers as heavy rains come.

On the damage which the rains could do to the environment, the General Manager, Waste Management Authority Mrs Ayo Adeyemo charged residents on proper refuse disposal.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment Akin Asaniyan also allayed the fears of residents saying his ministry will ensure that there is no flooding.

The Deputy Corp Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp, Richard Adetoro advised motorists to ensure their vehicles are road worthy to avoid carnage.

It is hoped that the people will need the advise of experts to avoid unpalatable occurrences during the rainy season.