Ogun Residents Begs Government over pandemic flood


Residents of Warewa in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State have called on the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, to bring an end to the flooding problem in the community.

The residents, who narrated their ordeal, said property lost to the recent wave of rainfall amounted to millions of naira.

They said accessing their homes during rainfall had become a nightmare and called on the relevant agencies of government to devise urgent solutions to their plight.

A resident of Banku, Alice Francis, told our correspondent that the recent flood damaged his property.

She said, “The flood is excessive; it flows into our house. The last one condemned our TV and soaked our mattress and chairs.

“We are still here because of money. We don’t have money to rent a new place, but we are appealing to the government to come to our aid.”

A motorcyclist, who identified himself only as Benjamin, said, “Our governor should do something. Because of this flood, there are areas we can’t take passengers to because if I am to pass through this flood, it will damage my bike and things are now costly. I can’t afford to take a passenger to a place worth N300 and end up fixing my bike with over N5,000.”

Another resident, Daniel Aregbesola, said neither he nor his neighbours could park their cars in the compound due to the flood.

A homeowner in the Arigbede area of Warewa, who identified himself only as Akinyemi, blamed the shallow canal in the area for the flood.

He said, “We built an embankment last year, which helped us; the flood didn’t affect people that much. To stop this from happening, the government has to work on the Oyan dam, because the dam is not serving its original purpose, which is to generate light.”

The state Commissioner for Information, Waheed Odusile, promised to speak to the commissioner fort he environment on the matter and get back to our correspondent.

He had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.

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