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09/09/2018

Ibeju Lekki residents lament as they lose valuables worth millions of Naira to flood

Some ibeju lekki citizens have cried out after they misplaced valuables worth tens of millions of naira to flood due to persistent rainfall, coupled with bad drainage centers inside the network.

A number of the ibeju lekki residents, in interviews with information organisation of nigeria, stated the early morning downpour left numerous roads and homes inside the area flooded.

Mr luqman balogun, a member of the network development affiliation, in ibeju-lekki, said that it have been a long time because the community witnessed such torrential rain.

“we will neither visit the workplace nor live at home with no trouble now as many of our valuables are already destroyed through a flood.

“i by no means believed we may be sacked by flood because we stay in a predominantly sandy environment, because of our proximity to the sea.“what i have discovered now could be that there are not any working drainage channels in ibeju-lekki, as we've in different parts of lagos nation,’’ he stated.

Balogun stated some of the areas tormented by the flood protected kajola, majek first-gate region, lakowe, eleko, oribanwa and awoyaya, among several others.

In keeping with him, the flooding has affected business agencies within the network, such as the hospitality area.

“i'm a inn operator. We motel proprietors are also complaining of low patronage due to bad roads, epileptic power supply, the absence of a purposeful drainage gadget and other issues.

“regardless of all the demanding situations, government remains giving us estimated taxes and ridiculous bills.

“we've not been enjoying any infrastructure on this community, but we pay our taxes and there may be actually no critical encouragement from authorities,’’ he said.Additionally, mr seyi bakare, a resident, decried the bad situation of the ibeju/lekki freeway.

He mentioned that the main street in the place had started out to increase numerous portholes, thereby inflicting some traffic bottlenecks at the parkway
Bakare introduced that the adventure from the ajah axis to epe/ibeju -lekki which must take approximately 45 minutes now lasts about an hour-and-a-half of.

Every other resident, mr lanre answer, appealed to the lagos country government to fix the lekki/epe limited-access highway, which he said, turned into the main street linking ibeju/lekki to epe.

He stated that ok upkeep of the street might beautify commercial enterprise activities within the area.

Mrs bola fadahunsi, another resident, lamented that the terrible roads and flooding had been inflicting a lot of harm to the motors of residents, costing them more money to preserve.

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