Flooding: Residents Of Idanre, Ogbese, Akungba Rendered Homeless, Properties Destroyed



Property worth several millions of naira have been destroyed by flooding in different towns and villages in Ondo State.

Many residents of Idanre in Idanre Local Government Area and Ayede Ogbese in Akure North Local Government Area of the state were rendered homeless after torrential rain on Monday.

In Idanre, roofs of many houses were blown off by the torrent and some structures caved in to the force of the flooding.

At Ayede Ogbese, residents were faced with flooding as River Ogbese overflown its bank due to the nonstop downpour.

Many houses that were within the radius of 100 metres from the river were submerged.

Residents were seen bailing their property including mattresses, chairs, Television sets, kitchen utensils among others.

Cars and other vehicles that were parked in the streets were submerged.

Some of the victims’ residents in Ayede Ogbese called on the state government to rescue them by dredging River Ogbese to avoid reoccurrence of the incident.

Residents of Idanre whose house were destroyed by the downpour cried for help. They appealed to the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, to come to their aid in rebuilding and roofing their houses.

Meanwhile, residents of communities in Akoko Southwest local government area of Ondo State have called on the Federal Government and the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to save them from the impact of erosion.

At Akungba-Akoko, the host community of Adekunle Ajasin University is among the most affected communities battling with terrible ecological problems.

Some of the residents complained that most of the township and access roads in some of the communities within the local government have been washed off by flooding.

They said they lived with fear whenever there is downpour because of the volume and velocity of flooding which is capable of washing off their houses.

Among the roads badly affected in Akungba-Akoko include Medicine Road, AUD Grammar School Road and Araromi area.

They were terribly damaged that there were no longer passable for motorists.

Chief Awesu Seriki, a resident of Akungba-Akoko explained the plight of residents of the town, who he disclosed trekked long distances carrying farm produce and goods on their heads from the main road.

The Chief Imam of the town, Sheikh Arikeuyo explained that residents of Medicine area, including himself, parked their vehicles and trekked a long distance to their homes because the road had been cut off by flooding.

He observed that Akungba-Akoko deserved the attention of both the state and the Federal Government due to the influx of students, university workers and fussiness people.

The residents, however, appealed to Governor Akeredolu to extend the ongoing road construction being embarked upon by the state government to Akungba-Akoko.

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