Environmental Hazard: Residents Alert Osun Govt. Over Smelly Water At Ogo Oluwa

Environmental Hazard: Residents Alert Osun Govt. Over Smelly Water At Ogo Oluwa
  • PublishedFebruary 25, 2023


Kazeem Badmus

RESIDENTS of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Province 1, Ogo-Oluwa area, Osogbo, State of Osun, have called the attention of the state government to a foamy smelly water in front of the church.  

The stinking water, according to the residents, has been polluting the air and threatening their healthy living.

OSUN DEFENDER visited the water yesterday and noticed that it has foam and was having many used bottles and nylons in it. 

The medium also noted that the flowing path of the water has been blocked by bush as a result of the bushy environment. 

Speaking with the medium, a resident who identified herself as Bolanle Adewoyin, said the offensive odour coming out from the water had become unbearable, calling on relevant authorities to come for the inspection of the water.

According to Adewoyin, people staying near the smelly water are prone to disease due to its unhealthy nature.

She said: “I just want to urge the state government and the ministry of environment to come to our aid concerning this smelly water. 

“The odour coming out of the water is becoming unbearable and if not urgently looked into, may cause disease for the people living in the area.

“The pathway for the water to flow had been blocked, leaving it to store in one place for a long period”.

Another resident, Olufemi Oloyede, said: “We have complained about the stinking water in this area since last year but the people who are in charge did not answer us. Imagine water that has been there since the rainy period. 

“I hope the authorities will see this and find a lasting solution to it before it causes health issues for the people living in this area.”

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