Flood takes over residential areas in Ibeju-Lekki [VIDEO]

By Mobel 3 Min Read

Floods on Wednesday morning took over residential areas and major roads in the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State.

This followed a continuous heavy rainfall in the past few days.

NAN reports that the rain which lasted for many hours on Wednesday resulted in flooding in residential areas in Ibeju-Lekki and other strategic locations.

Some of the affected areas included Epe, Eredo, Bogije, Labora, Abijon, Sangotedo, Awoyaya and Ibeju-Lekki.

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Some of the affected residents who spoke with NAN attributed the flooding to the blockage of waterways due to waste dumping in the areas.

Mr Rasheed Ayobami, a resident in the Labora area of Ibeju-Lekki, said his house was submerged by water due to the lack of a functional drainage system in the new site, where he lives.

He said that water filled his home and destroyed some of his belongings.

“There is too much water flowing into my compound, the entire house is submerged.

“I live in a new site where there is no drainage which makes the water run into residential homes, rendering us homeless because we can’t sleep inside the water,” he said.

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Another resident, Seyi Arowosaye, decried the perennial flooding in the Ibeju-Lekki Expressway due to blockage of drains in the metropolis.

Arowosaye called on the Ibeju-Lekki Local Government to clear drains and urged residents to desist from further dumping waste in drainage to control flooding.

He also urged the Lagos State Government to speed up the completion of road repairs in the Sangotedo area of Ibeju.

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Mrs Bola Fadugba lamented the effect of the downpour and flooding in the Labora area.

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“I live in Labora but during the rainy season, I relocate with my family to my younger sister’s house in the Eputu area.

“Flood has taken over my house due to lack of drainage in the environment”, she said.



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