Residents lament flood in Jikwoyi
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.