Olowogbowo Residents Send SOS To Local, State Govts


The residents of Aibu and Salvage Streets of Olowogbowo Community in Lagos Island Local Government area have cried out to the local government under the leadership of Hon. Wasiu Sanni and Lagos State government to save them from flood.

An 82-year-old resident of the community, Pa Samuel Adelekan, said flood affects the Gospel Baptist Cathedral located at 7, Aibu Street whenever it rains.

He said two years ago when the former deputy governor of the state, Mrs Sarah Sosan, came to worship with them in the church, she experienced the flood and the damage it caused in the community.

Another woman, Mrs. Falilatu Abisoye Onitolo, expressed disappointment in the Lagos Island Local Government as the residents have reached out to the executive chairman severally to come to their rescue without positive response.

According to her, “It is unfortunate that flood has caused a lot of problems in this area.”

The representative of the youths, Mr. Abdul Hakeem Dosumu, also expressed surprise at both the Lagos State and Lagos Island local governments attitude as they appear to be shirking their responsibilities.

He stated that the area requires well constructed drainage system on both sides of the roads.

Deaconess Ibrahim Florence, wife of the Cathedral Provost, said it has been a bitter experience since they were transferred to Lagos in January, this year.

She stated that she cannot recount the damage the flood has caused both on personal and church property.

—Moses Falobi

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