July 22 was a bad day for residents in Salau Aliu Street of Oke Afa area, Ejigbo as flood from the drenching rain claimed properties worth millions of naira in the area.
Overwhelmed by the damage,many of them could not go to the polling booths to participate in the Local Government elections.
Echonews learnt that no fewer than 10 streets were submerged by the flood which surged from the canal in the area. Streets worst affected include Salau Aliu, Primate Ayodele Crescent, Olainukan, Great Baptist Church and Chidioke.
Chairman of the Olive Leaf Community Development Association, CDA, Mr. Olumide Abegunde said the disaster hampered the residents of the community from taking part in the council election which took place in the state.
“The flood destroyed properties worth billions of naira. People cannot even think of voting now as they are trying to salvage what they will be able to salvage,” he said.
He scolded the government for turning deaf ears to the cries of the people of the area over the state of the canal.
“There is an obstruction which blocks the canal at Fasheun Bridge. The surge is coming seriously and properties worth billions of naira have been destroyed. Vehicles have been washed away. We have been pestering Ejigbo Local Council Development Area over this canal for over years now,
Contacted the newly elected chairman, Hon.Monsuru One promised to investigate the complaint and take appropriate action.