Properties worth millions destroyed as flood wreaks havoc in Osogbo

Properties worth millions of naira were on Friday destroyed by flood occasioned by heavy rain downpour in Osogbo, Osun State capital as victims lamented their loss to the incident.
Mostly affected were residents of Gbodofon and Ogo Oluwa area of Osogbo, where houses and business centres were submerged by the flood.
Tribune Online  authoritatively gathered that affected buildings include a church,  mechanic workshop, a retail outlet of a beverage company,  a secondary school a pig farm and other properties along with the areas.
Sources informed our correspondent that the heavy rain downpour, which spanned several hours caused Osun river to overflow its bank, thus affecting houses located along the river bank.
When our correspondent visited the scene, some of the victims, who narrated their ordeal called on the state government to come to their aid in ameliorating their conditions.
One of them identified as Mr Joseph Akinyemi said “the rain didn’t start as something serious. I and my family were scooping the water but I noticed it would amount to a waste of energy if we keep doing this. I got everyone out of the building. This morning when I came and I was surprised to see the whole building being submerged.  Thank God we didn’t sleepover.”
Another victim, Mrs Mutiat Ishola attributed the flooding to failure of the state government to carry out the dredging of the Osun river and other water channels this year.

She stated “there has been no raining season we don’t have this kind of experience, though it has been well managed in the last five years because of the dredging done every raining period.  But this year,  no dredging has been done which is the reason we are experiencing this.

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