Four Local Government Councils Submerged By Flood Water In Ogun

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Indigenes and residents of four local government areas of Ogun State are yet to outlive the shock the heavy downpour came with.

It was an early morning storm which took the people by surprise around 3:00am on Saturday as it brew across Ogun State with flood across major streets and submerged four local government areas not sparing the fence of the Obasanjo Presidential Library.

The rainstorm swept across the ancient Egba city of Abeokuta metropolis, Ijebu-Ode, Sango Ota in the Ado-Odo/Ota local government areas as well as Ifo township, as residents ucounted their losses following the flood which destroyed properties worth several millions.t

The second phase of the rain, which earlier started around 3:00am on Saturday, washed away several properties which includes electronics and personal belongings.

In Abeokuta metropolis, the thunderstorm swallowed Kuto, Isale -Igbein, Lanfewa, Amolaso, Ijeun-Titun, Ago-Ijesa, Abiola way, Isale Abetu, Sokori, Igbore, Oke Mosan and Isale Ake area.

The popular Ogun River, which transverses the ancient Egba city was filled to the brime while  vehicles were also trapped in the flood at Sokori River at Popular “Oriomo” bridge.

In Ijebu-Ode, affected areas includes, Molipa Express road, Abeokuta road, around Ogba sawyer, very close to Fatai rewire Workshop; Awujale Palace road; Okeaje -Igbeba Prison road as well as the Sabo-Molode area of Ijebu Ode area among other places.

Source within the affected areas in Ijebu-Ode said  that the development forced the Chairman of the Local Government, Engr. Gbenga Olugbinle  to mobilize people and some trucks around him to clear some of the blocked drainages in and out of the Awujale Palace road badly affected by the flood.

Though no life was lost as at the time of filling this report, none of the officials of the state government, particularly those of the state’s Ministry of Environments were also available for comments.

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