The people of Ilupeju/Ifesowapo and power line area in Ojodu and Ifako Ijaiye local government area has sent a save our soul message to the governor of Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to save them and their property from flood due to the neglect on the Oyemekun/Alagbole canal.
The canal which has been blocked for some time now after the State government cleared the canal 9 years ago is now causing great havoc to the neighborhoods. The residents are now counting their losses due to the first rain that left so many houses in flood. The heavy flood, we learnt caused the blockage of the Oyemekun/Alagbole canal in the area which is now making the residents of that area to live in fear of possible flood anytime it rains.
Speaking with this medium the spokesperson for the Landlord’s Association of the most affected community, Ilupeju Community, Mr.James Ajekoogan, lamented that if the State government has given enough attention to their plight the situation will not be as worst as it is today. He said, “our children swims inside water to go to school, while they all lives in fear of any possible attack of flood in the area, Doctor as he is fondly called, appealed to the State Governor to use his good office to help them direct the Ministry of Works to help them clear the canal so as to enable the free flow of water anytime it rained.” He said the good people of Ilupeju/Ifesowapo and Power line are ever ready to contribute their own quota to the development of the state, and that if the governor will do this project for them they will ever remain grateful to the him.
Speaking in the same vain Mr. Osho Babatunde, Lekan Olajide, Femi Awolere and Funsho Adebayo whose houses were also taken over by the flood said, they have the believe and trust on the capability of the governor to make life more meaningful for Lagosian, they also prayed to God to give the governor the wisdom to address their predicament as they maintained that they are all living in fear of another flood attack.