Residents Homeless As Torrential Rains Flood Ibeju-Lekki Neighborhoods

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Residents Homeless As Torrential Rains Flood Ibeju-Lekki NeighborhoodsHeavy rains on Wednesday morning led to severe flooding in residential areas and major roads in the Ibeju-Lekki region of Lagos State. Continuous downpours over the past few days culminated in widespread inundation, impacting several communities.

The flooding affected various areas, including Epe, Eredo, Bogije, Labora, Abijon, Sangotedo, Awoyaya, and Ibeju-Lekki. Residents attributed the flooding to blocked waterways caused by waste dumping.

Mr. Rasheed Ayobami, a resident of Labora, reported that his house was submerged due to the absence of a functional drainage system in his neighborhood. He described the damage: “There is too much water flowing into my compound; the entire house is submerged. We are rendered homeless because we can’t sleep inside the water.”

Another resident, Seyi Arowosaye, expressed frustration over the recurring floods along the Ibeju-Lekki Expressway, blaming clogged drains. He urged the Ibeju-Lekki Local Government to clear the drains and advised residents to stop dumping waste in drainage systems to mitigate flooding. He also called on the Lagos State Government to expedite road repairs in the Sangotedo area.

Mrs. Bola Fadugba shared her distress over the flooding in Labora, explaining that she relocates her family to her sister’s house in Eputu during the rainy season due to the lack of adequate drainage in her area.

The widespread flooding has raised concerns about infrastructure and waste management in the region, prompting calls for immediate action to prevent future occurrences.

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