Lagosians Groan Under Lagos Flood, After 10 Hours Non-Stop Heavy Rain

By Ambrose Sule with Agency Report

Flood has literally taken over major parts of Lagos State.

Many roads and houses were
submerged in the early hours of today following heavy rainfall in the state.

The rain which lasted for many hours on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, resulted in flooding in residential areas in Lagos.

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

Some of the residents attributed the flooding to the blockage of waterways due to the indiscriminate dumping of waste in the localities.

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

Ayobami said water filled his home and destroyed some of his belongings.

He stated: “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.”

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

Arowosaye called on Ibeju-Lekki Local Government officials to clear drains and urged residents to desist from 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.

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

“I live in Labora but during the rainy season, I do 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.

“So many areas in the metropolis are also affected by flooding; the government should find a lasting solution to this perennial flooding challenge,” she told NAN.

The flood also affected some roads such as Abraham Adesanya, Awoyaya, Sangotedo, and Majek areas of the metropolis in Ibeju-Lekki due to the ongoing rehabilitation road works in the localities

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