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Flood Takes Over Asaba

Posted: Jul 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



By Felix Igbekoyi

Correspondent, Asaba


The poor drainage system in Asaba, capital city of Delta State, was exposed Monday as flood submerged some parts of the city.

The flood sacked workers and some residents from their offices and homes as a result of a heavy rain, which started at about 4am without stop. The development prevented many workers and school children from going to work and school.

But Chief John Nani, State Commissioner for The Environment said that government was committed in stamping out the problem of flood from all parts of the state and warned developers against building houses on natural waters ways.

It cut off some streets, including parts of the Okpanam, Ibusa Road, Junior Staff Quarter Road, Jesus Saves Road, SSS Road , Okwe, office complex of the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB and Women Affairs Primary School within Asaba metropolis were not spared.

The flood which some residents described as unfriendly, entered some of the offices in the SUBEB complex after it collapsed one side of its fence, thereby exposing it to intruders.

Mr Emeke Odili, John Ikechukwu and Justina Mordi who spoke separately to Daily Independent said that one of the major problems facing  Asaba capital city was the problem of flood, adding that residents of Okpanam and its environs could hardly move out or go back to their homes once it rains.

Nani said that the state government was on top of the situation and said steps were already being taken towards addressing the problem.

He cited the drainages on Okpanam Road, which are being opened and expressed hope that the issue of flood in the area would soon be a thing of the past, adding that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was committed to making life better for all Deltans and none Deltans alike residing in the State.