President Goodluck Jonathan today visited the flooded area of Isheri-Oke, OgunÂ State, where residents have been groaning under the effects of River Ogun whichÂ overflowed its bank. TheÂ water was discharged from Oyan Dam.
From Isheri-Oke,Â Jonathan travelled by a speed boat to the dam, managed byÂ Â Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority, Abeokuta.
Speaking with P.M.NEWS this morning, Ogun State Commissioner for Information, Mr.Â Sina Kawomise, disclosed that the president visited the state to assess the extentÂ of damage.
The commissioner said Jonathan has promised to take steps to alleviate theÂ sufferings ofÂ those affected by the flood.
He urged the residents to have confidence in government because they will beÂ adequately compensated as promised by the president.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, whereÂ the president is expected to visit tonight for a dinner with field officers andÂ state coordinators of Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation in the South West states.
Notable politicians across the zone, party leaders, artisans and victims of theÂ flood attended the reception organised in honour of the president, both inÂ Isheri-Oke and Abeokuta.
â€”Biodun Onafuye, Abeokuta