Pa James’ son, Samuel Ajirebi has shared photos of the sorry state of his father’s house after yesterday’s downpour in Lagos. According to the distressed man, the sad incident left him thinking if there is really a government in the country.
Pa James’ son revealed that the house was flooded due to the overflowing canal behind their street. He further revealed that this year makes it ten years of repeated and consistent occurrence, which has led to severe damages to properties and at times leading to temporary displacement.
He wrote on Instagram;
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!
See photos and video below.