President Goodluck Jonathan today visited the flooded area of Isheri-Oke, Ogun  State, where residents have been groaning under the effects of River Ogun which  overflowed its bank. The  water was discharged from Oyan Dam.

President Goodluck Jonathan.

From Isheri-Oke,  Jonathan travelled by a speed boat to the dam, managed by   Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority, Abeokuta.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS this morning, Ogun State Commissioner for Information, Mr.  Sina Kawomise, disclosed that the president visited the state to assess the extent  of damage.

The commissioner said Jonathan has promised to take steps to alleviate the  sufferings of  those affected by the flood.

He urged the residents to have confidence in government because they will be  adequately compensated as promised by the president.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, where  the president is expected to visit tonight for a dinner with field officers and  state coordinators of Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation in the South West states.

Notable politicians across the zone, party leaders, artisans and victims of the  flood attended the reception organised in honour of the president, both in  Isheri-Oke and Abeokuta.

—Biodun Onafuye, Abeokuta

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