News - South West - Ogun Updated: June 09, 2023

Ogun Residents Lament As Heavy Rainfall Ravages Estate

By Francis Ezediuno
June 09, 2023

Residents of a housing estate, Gateway Sparklight Estate, opposite Mountain Top University, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, have lamented their inability to carry on with their daily activities.

Their lamentation is coming after a flood took over the main road connecting them to the highway.

The residents it was gathered could not pass through the road that connected the estate to the expressway.

Also, motorcyclists, car owners and other pedestrians were left stranded on either side of the link road.

A downpour from Wednesday night till the early hours of Thursday left many areas flooded in Ogun and Lagos States.


Many shop owners on the roadside in the Sparklight estate area, furniture shops, drinks shops and others, were sacked as the water level reached at least half of the heights of the shops.

Many residents were observed who wanted to go to work, turning back adding that they could not risk their lives.

The situation further became dramatic when a man already came with a fishing net, cutlass and other equipment, and began hunting for fish that were seen moving in the waters

Two women went inside the estate to bring fishing baskets and joined the men in the fishing.

Lamenting, some of the stranded persons wondered why the road had not been fixed by constructing a bridge.



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