This flood which ravaged the ancient town of Ibadan has been compared to the Omiyale flood experienced precisely 31 years ago on August 31, 1980.

At the end the Ogunpa river which overflew its banks resulted in many of the deaths, was channelized and many people believed a lasting solution had been found.

What was witnessed in Ibadan many have attributed to a problem of urban planning, management and renewal. The peculiarity of Ibadan, however, results from the historical interface of the city as an unplanned rural cosmopolitan settlement which evolved into the premier South Western political, social and commercial hub.