IKORODU: WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!

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    In Itowolo Area of Ikorodu, a suburb in Lagos Nigeria, flood is destroying properties in the community. The residents are complaining about how the challenge of flood is making life unbearable for them. When we visited the community, at first the flood was not visible from a distance, but as we approached we realized we had to walk inside murky water to reach the latter part of the community. “My Family and I have been in this community for over two years and this is how the community has been,” says Emmanuel Eze. Many people have come here to tell us different things, that they would help us put an end to this, but everything has been lie, he said. Ayuba Oladeji who grew up in the community. Ayuba says the youths have held several protests so that the Government can help them sand-fill the community, but their efforts yielded no result. Like Eze, he has seen different politicians coming to campaign in the community. After winning elections, the politicians leave them without coming to fulfill their promises. “As it is now, we have people in the house of representative, who came here to ask for votes, but they have forgotten about what they promised to do for us after they get elected,” he said. But beyond the erosion, Ayuba says they have learn to gain. “This problem of water it is even bringing some natural resources for us, at least some of us fish from the water we also gets other [natural resources] that can not come if not for the water,” he said. . – See more at ruralreporters.

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