Flood destroys property in Lagos -Lekki phase one.

The early morning rain on Saturday in Lagos brought untold hardships as Flood destroys the property of residents of  Lekki phase one, Surulere, and Ajah.

According to reports, the rainfall which started around 5:00 am in parts of the metropolis left many roads and neighborhoods flooded.

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The flood also swept some trash in its path, causing some drainage channels to become blocked.

Miss Mercy Eneli, a resident of Masha, in the Surulere Local Government Area, told the NAN that her entire street

was flooded, while some residents watched helplessly as their household items floated in the water.

Mr. Nelson Eta, who lives at Lawanson, also told NAN that the level of flooding at the Ikate area was above the knee.

“I walked from Lawanson to Masha and everywhere was flooded; people were scooping water.

“My uncle’s house was also flooded, including the dogs’ shelter, which we have never witnessed before.

We hope the incoming council chairman and his councilors will work to resolve the drainage problems in this area,’’ she said.

The residents of the flood-prone parts of Surulere were more concerned with the task of salvaging some of their

submerged valuables, as some of the cars parked on the streets were affected, except those on elevated

platforms.

At Lekki, a resident, Mrs. Comfort Wilson, told NAN that “although there is flooding in the area, it is not as serious

as that of about two weeks ago, when canoes had to be deployed in some roads to help residents move around.”

NAN further reports that the rain-delayed the congregation of voters at the various polling units for 2017

council polls in Lagos State, where accreditation and voting were scheduled to commence simultaneously at

8:00 am.

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