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Flood ravages Badagry communities

29 June 2012, 07:15

 Lagos - Residents of some communities in Badagry have been sacked from their homes by floods following three days of continuous rainfall in the area.

NAN reports that among the affected communities are the Ansar-ud-Deen – Itoga road, where residents could not get out of or access their homes as the road was completely taken over by flood.

Also in Ilado, the access bridge linking the community with Ajido was destroyed by the flood, thereby making it impossible for residents to move in and out of the areas.

Other Badagry communities affected by the flood were Ajara, Mosafejo, Agankame, Ibereko, Topo, Aradagun, Ilogbo-Eremi, Oko-Afo, Morogbo, Muwo and Agemuwo.

NAN reports that while pupils of St. Thomas Primary School, Badagry were seen wading through the flood on Thursday, their counterparts at Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar School, could not because of the severity of the flood.

Mr Ajose Hunsu, an Itoga road resident, told NAN that the bad road and poor drainage system was unbearable for the people living in the area.

"It’s as if government has abandoned us here in Badagry, we must pull off our shoes and roll up our trousers when leaving or returning home,” Hunsu said.

The Badagry resident called on the Lagos State Government to complete the abandoned Itoga road to put an end to the perennial flooding in the area.

Mr Wale Sojinu, a resident of Ajido where the only access bridge collapsed, told NAN that the people of the area were now in serious dilemma.

"How do we ensure the movement of goods and services in this area?"

He called on the state government to come to their rescue by re-constructing the bridge.

Mrs Patience Joseph, a mat weaver at Iworo, Badagry, told NAN that the collapsed bridge would adversely affect local business in the area.

"I cannot transport my wares to the market, so how do I feed my family," she said.


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