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Flood hits Kwara community

25 September 2014, 19:31

Kwara - The Idofin Odo-Ashe Community in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara has lost to flooding, the only bridge linking it to neighbouring communities.

An investigation on Thursday revealed that the flooding followed consistent downpour.

The collapse of the bridge has paralysed social-economic activities in the community.

Many of the residents said that the situation had forced them to be indoors, adding that they were making efforts to repair the bridge with wooden planks.

Olu Sanni, President, Idofin Development Association, said that flooding in the community required urgent intervention of the local, state and federal governments.

Also read: Over 1 000 people displaced by floods in Calabar

He said that flood had also destroyed houses, schools, church buildings and farm produce in the community.

“Flooding had led to the collapse of the only bridge connecting Idofin-Ehin-Afo to neighbouring communities such as Ayekale and Odo-Aga.

 “This is a passionate appeal to the three tiers of government on the menace of flooding in our community,’’ he said.

Sanni said that lack of drainage channels contributed to the flooding.

He also regretted non completion of the road linking the community with neighbouring Oko Community.


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