Osun State Chapter of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has charged the all levels of government in the country particularly, the federal government to urgent actions on the predictions on climate change that may lead to worse incidence of flooding in no distant future.
The council also expressed worry over the recent flooding that affected some parts of the nation,a situation that led to destruction of lives and properties .It ympathized with the affected victims of the natural disaster.NIREC prayed for God’s protection and mercy upon them.
Osun NIREC in a seven point communiqué issued at the end of its October monthly meeting and jointly signed by its Co-Chairman and Co-Secretary, Sheikh Mustafa Olayiwola Ajisafa, the President-General, Leagues of Imams and Alfas South West including Edo and Delta States, and Superior Evangelist Abraham Aladeseye ,State CAN Chairman and Barrister Qaasim Odedeji and Pastor J.A. Yomi respectively, urged the government to take proactive measures to relocate the affected victims where necessary in order to avert further destruction of lives and properties of innocent citizens.
The council commended the foresight of the State Governor, Mr Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola on dredging of rivers across the state which excluded the state from the recent prediction of flooding disaster and saved the citizens of the state the destruction of lives and properties.
They however appealed to the Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola administration not to relent in his effort to forestall any disaster, calling the people of the state to shun the act that could jeopardize the effort of the State government in making live more abundant for its citizens.
The council theretofore called on different religious groups in the state to continue living in peace and harmony, as well as eschew actions that are capable of disrupting the existing peaceful co-existing of the State.
NIREC prayed for peace, progress and development of the Osun State and Nigeria