Samuel Ajirebi, the son of the veteran actor popularly known as Pa James, has shared photos and videos of the sorry state of his father’s house after heavy rainfall.
Samuel said whenever it rains heavily, the canal behind their street overflows and floods surrounding houses and streets. They end up having to manually scoop water out of their homes and this has been going on for a decade, according to him.
Videos shared online shows Sam wading through water in his father’s house as he moved from one room to the other.
He revealed that every time it rains, they are forced to move everything from the floor and hang them somewhere to prevent them from getting soaked.
S E R I O U S L Y S A D RIGHT NOW I get to think at times that “are we sure we have a government in this country?”. Look at what I met on going to visit my family today. A flooded house due to the the overflowing canal behind our street. To make matters worse, noone was at home save my dad, so the oldman and I had to be saving properties and scooping water out of the house!
This year makes it ten years of repeated and consistent occirence of this with severe damages done annually to properties, at times leading to temporary displacement! Letters have been written, tv appearances made, press releases written, still no significant step taken by the government to channel the overrunning Canal…. This is not a sympathy plea for anything, but a call to The state and local government authorities of Lagos ( @akinwunmiambode and @jidesanwoolu ) Oke Odo LGA respectively to please wake up to your responsibility and stop making citizens suffer in neglect! We need Governmental intervention in Oke Isagun Community of Oke Odo LGA!
We lose properties! We lose rest whenever we see rain signs! Tonight is going to be a partial prayer moment for families, because it must not rain tonight…. No house for us to sleep in anymore!
This is sad and heartbreaking!
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