FEATUREPHOTOS: Flood wreaks havoc in Ogun industrial community, residents count losses by admin September 18, 2023 written by admin September 18, 2023 Bookmark 8Residents and property owners in Agbara, an industrial community in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, are counting losses after perennial flooding wreaked havoc in the area.Worst hit are residents of Area 8, OPIC Estate, in Agbara, as they lamented that ceaseless rainfalls of the past few days had exposed them to flooding, which affected buildings and other belongings.Many properties have been submerged by water, leaving many with no other option than to relocate to a safe haven.In a letter to Governor Dapo Abiodun, the victims described their situation as an ‘impending disaster’.JNI concerned over Libya flood, calls for prayersPHOTOS: Flood takes over houses, streets in LagosThe letter, which was co-signed by the Estate Chairman, Adebowale Odunayo, and the Assistant Secretary, Iziokhai Ohioze, called the attention of government to “the ravaging effect of incessant flooding that our community has been experiencing over time.”According to them, the incident had been “formally reported to OPIC Management on several occasions but each visit ended with promises, which remain unfulfilled, leaving residents to the vagaries of nature.”They said the frequency and intensity of flooding in Area 8 have increased substantially over the past few years.They said non-existence of drainage systems is worsening the situation during downpours, “resulting in water entering our homes and causing damage to the foundations, walls, and interiors of our buildings.”The disaster, they added, has not only led to financial losses, but also it compromised the structural integrity of the houses.“Your Excellency Sir, please kindly come to our rescue. Our lives and properties are being challenged negatively. Our safety and in particular that of our children as well as aged amongst us is being put in jeopardy.“Sir, we solicit your approval for an immediate upgrade of the entire drainage architecture of the area. We equally crave the indulgence of Your Excellency for rehabilitation of the road within the OPIC Estate, particularly Roads 411, 800, 808, 81 which we believe if tarred, would complement the drainage system,” they pleaded. Breaking NEWS: Are you currently earning in Naira but need salary/earnings in US Dollars? Nigerians have now been approved to earn as much as $10,000 (₦9.2 million naira) monthly. Click here to start. Be sure to ask for evidence. 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail admin Follow Author previous post Coup attempt in Congo false – Minister next post Ondo Commissioner beaten as crisis breaks out during palliatives’ distribution You may also like Bookmark Asian markets sink with Wall St as rate... September 21, 2023 Bookmark US Fed likely to pause rate hikes and... September 21, 2023 Bookmark High-rises sweep Sao Paulo, but boom casts shadows September 21, 2023 Bookmark Taylor Swift takes on Hollywood September 21, 2023 Bookmark FULL TEXT: President Tinubu’s speech at UN General... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Zenith Bank Basketball League: Air Warriors daze Nigeria... September 21, 2023 Bookmark AFN plans U-13 tournaments in three centres September 21, 2023 Bookmark 2023 Sheroes Cup kicks-off October 7 September 21, 2023 Bookmark Newcastle hold Milan to draw in Champions League... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Alvarez helps Man City sweep past Red Star September 21, 2023Leave a Comment Cancel ReplySave my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.