Residents of flooded Ogun communities have been warned not to drink water from boreholes or wells in the intervening time.
The Ogun State authorities pleaded with residents of lowlands areas affected by flood in Isheri, Warewa, Magboro, Arepo and the Estates in Ifo Local Government to hold away from water from wells and boreholes and make hygiene their utmost concern.
This, it was talked about, grew to develop into important to cease the outbreak of cholera and totally different waterborne illnesses.
Ogun Commissioner for Environment, Ola Oresanya, made the enchantment all through his inspection tour to the border cities, to uncover a direct reply to the disaster that has rendered many homeless.
According to Oresanya, the flood has contaminated water sources and facilities through chemical contaminants equal to gasoline, pesticides and metals.
He added that the water sources have moreover been affected by pathogens in sewage, cemeteries, septic tanks and ineffective animals.
The Commissioner launched that authorities would embark on dredging and clearing drainage channels and waterways.
He blamed the flooding on the carefree perspective of residents to waste administration amongst totally different important environmental factors, saying some of us constructed on water channels.