Flood renders over 1,000 residents homeless in llorin

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Flood accompanied by rainfall that lasted over three hours, has rendered over 1,000 residents of Odota area in llorin, the Kwara State capital, homeless.

The rainfall started at about 11.p.m on Monday and lasted until 1a.m on Tuesday.

Some of the victims, including traders were salvaging their damaged belongings from the flood. Several of them including children and  the aged have moved to houses of neighbours who were not seriously affected.

The Chairman of the Landlords Association in the affected areas, Mr. Yahaya Olowo-Beki attributed the flood to lack of drainage after the completion of the Geri Alimi under pass.

Olowo-Beki appealed to the Kwara State government to provide drainage at the sides of the under pass to curb the constant flooding in the area.

Mr. Al-Amin Amasa, the permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Environment also attributed the flooding to lack of proper layout in the affected areas.

He said the flooding was not as a result of the construction of the under pass, but as a result of the failure of the affected residents to create water ways when building their houses.