Flooding: Community in Ado-Ekiti Appeals for Dredging of Elemi River
Residents of Elemi Community, Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti want the government to rescue them from flooding due to incessant overflown of River Elemi.
The flooding always destroys houses and properties worth millions of naira and made the area inhabitable.
Speaking with Radio Nigeria Progress in Ado-Ekiti, some of the residents including Mrs Alice Bamidele, Mr Yinka Abioye and Mr. Ife Adelusi lamented how rain wreak havoc in the areas as many of them could no longer sleep with their two eyes closed whenever there was rain.
The Chairman, Landlord Association of the Area, Apostle Joseph Falana and Mr Ariyo Oluwadare appealed to Governor Kayode Fayemi to redeem his pledge during his inspection of the site.
They stressed that the governor had promised to dredge the River Elemi in order to contain the volume of water flowing during the rainy season.
The residents expressed regret that many of them had not recovered from the debt incurred as a result of the flood emanated from the River during last year rain.
Mr Abioye urged Government to urgently come to their aid in order to prevent another havoc this year.