Heavy rain renders over 1,000 residents homeless in Delta

Posted by Felix Igbekoyi | 25 March 2019 | 435 times

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This is not the best of time for residents of Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State as over 1000 residents have been rendered homeless, following an hour-long downpour on Sunday morning.

Areas affected include; Chief Eyaufe street, Lucky street by Omimi road, Okuemeva extension, Ibori road, Otumara road, Ogini road, Kingsley estate among others.

Our correspondent who visited the area reports that residents were thrown into confused state as they were seen picking some of their valuables from their apartment that was flooded.

Some of the residents who spoke to our correspondent include Mr. Abel Imonina and a former councillor, Hon. Solomon Obeh.

They called on relevant authorities to come to their aid, while accusing Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC of allegely executing shoddy projects in the area.

Imonina told our correspondent that he has nowhere to sleep with his seven children, lamenting that he lost properties worth millions to the flood which rendered him homeless.

A taxi driver whose car was also submerged could not control his emotions as he cried uncontrollably just as he told our correspondent that he borrowed money to buy the car to enable him feed his family.

Sourced from a Daily Independent report

 


Source: News Express

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