Res­i­dents lament flood in Jik­woyi

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Sa­muel Farombi

Res­i­dents of Jik­woyi Phase 2 Ex­ten­sion in Abuja Mu­nic­i­pal Area Coun­cil (AMAC) have lamented over the in­ces­sant flood in the area.

Speak­ing with City News,a res­i­dent of the com­mu­nity, Mr. Em­manuel Ak­pan, said this year’s flood has done a lot of dam­age to his home.

“As you can see the flood has dug un­wanted gul­lies in front of my house,” he said.

Mr. Ak­pan lamented that ef­forts have been made to chan­nel the wa­ter prop­erly but that has proved abortive, adding that when­ever there was heavy rain­fall, peo­ple in the area fear for their homes.

Another res­i­dent, Mr. Chris­tian Ugochukwu, said: “I can­not re­call the num­ber of times I have brought out my fur­ni­ture due to dam­ages caused by flood this year.”

Also speak­ing, Mr. Sun­day Ak­pan de­cried that flood has de­stroyed prop­erty worth mil­lions in the area, adding that it has been a threat to the res­i­dents. Ac­cord­ing to him, “gov­ern­ment should come to our aid be­cause the rate of flood this year has led to loss of prop­erty worth mil­lions of naira and our farm busi­ness has also been af­fected by the flood.”

He urged the gov­ern­ment to come to their res­cue and save the com­mu­nity by pro­vid­ing proper chan­nels so the flood would have easy way to pass.

Also, along Karu Mar­ket, a res­i­dent, Musa Lawal, said traders al­ways find it dif­fi­cult when rain falls.

Ac­cord­ing to Musa, “when it rains, move­ment of peo­ple and cars are re­stricted.”

He called on the gov­ern­ment to find a last­ing so­lu­tion to the is­sue of flood in ar­eas like Karu, Jik­woyi among oth­ers in the FCT.

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