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PHOTOS: Massive flood hits Lagos, Ogun

06 October 2016, 07:29

Lagos - Over 860 households have been displaced and 300 houses flooded in Lagos and Ogun resulting from the opening of the Oyan Dam water, Naij reports.

Residents were forced to flee their homes in search of dry land as water levels reached dangerous heights, leaving many homes and properties badly affected.

The residents also blamed the Ogun/Osun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA) for failing to notify them of the opening of the Oyan Dam.

Also read: Three burnt alive for kidnapping newborn

"The flooding started about three weeks ago when people started calling that their communities were flooded. People have been evacuating their homes since then, while some others are trapped.

"If the situation persists, everywhere will be submerged. The government needs to come in. Isheri North GRA, for instance, was sold by Lagos State and some of the estates were sold by the Ogun State Government.

"There was supposed to be proper planning; but we have been left to our fate. Former President Goodluck Jonathan visited this area four years ago because of this same problem, but nothing was done after the visit," the Chairman of the Riverview Estate Resident's Association, Abayomi Akinde said.

Akinde added that authorities were working on the problem and that an improvement would be seen in the coming days.

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- News 24


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