Many residents of Oropo, Itoga and Samuel Ekundayo communities in Badagry, Lagos State, have deserted their properties and brought refuge in different places following severe flooding within the areas.
While many residents relocated from the communities because the flooding worsened few weeks in the past, others parked their vehicles a number of miles away and waded via the floods in rain boots to entry their homes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the flooding was worsened by the deserted Samuel Ekundayo/Toga highway mission, inflicting perennial flooding ravaging the communities.
Some of the affected residents informed NAN in Badagry on Sunday that the drainage system was blocked, thus obstructing free move of water, thereby flooding the areas.
NAN studies that many church buildings within the space didn’t open for service on Sunday as flood had taken over your entire space, whereas some landlords and church leaders employed pumping machines to take away water out of their buildings.
“Flood has taken over our homes, retailers and streets, we will’t go to church and other people exterior can’t come again residence; youngsters can’t go to highschool.
“We want the government to help us channel the water from the drainage to the rivers because our community is now covered with flood due to the continuous downpour,” mentioned Mr Idowu Jimoh, a landlord in Itoga space.
Another resident of Oropo group, Mr John Gbenu, known as for fast completion of the deserted Sanuel Ekundayo/Itoga highway mission to avoid wasting the world from perennial flooding.
“Government should please call on the contractors working on the road to start work again, we have seen the worst and we do not want government to abandon us this way,” mentioned the distraught resident.
He appealed to the Lagos State Government to order the contractor dealing with the highway mission to urgently full the drainage for straightforward passage of flood water into the canal.