• Tony Igele

Landlords Cry to Obaseki Over Flooding of Community

LANDLORDS of Anigboro Street and its environs in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State have sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) to the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, appealing to him to come to their aid before their houses and property are swept away by flood in the area.

In the message by Elder Roland Irorere, Chief Frank Atoe, Mr Iro Omorodion, Mr Gibson Sylvester and Mr Peter Omorogbe for others, said that their cry to the previous administration of Adams Oshiomhole about the ravaging flood was unheeded.

“Your Excellency, the flood has reached an alarming rate and if nothing is done urgently about it, the whole houses in the area and property might be washed away during this rainy season. Many landlords and landladies in the area have already fled their homes as a result of the flood and their abandoned houses have become hiding places for criminal elements.

“The flood situation in the area became worsened by the construction of service lanes on both sides of the Uselu/Lagos Road, Benin City. The flood from Adolor Street area in Ugbowo and other streets and their environs flow to our area coupled with the one from Evbareke and Iyoba Streets.”

They added that whenever it rains, their children no longer go to school, while their women cannot go to markets even as those living in storey buildings cannot come down from their houses until the water dried up. The group blamed the problem confronting the community on the impassable roads in the area which they say, needed to be urgently repaired including grading and sand filing during the dry season.

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