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Abuja residents lament on flooding after first rainfall

Some residents of Abuja have raised alarm over the damage caused by flooding after the first rainfall on Friday.

After the first rainfall in Abuja, some residents of the Federal Housing (FHA) Lugbe, woke up to find their roads and homes flooded with their property floating.

A resident, Miss Chika Okeke, who narrated her ordeal, said that she has been rendered homeless.

Also in Lugbe, other residents complained about the poor maintenance of refuse disposal system in the area thereby blocking the drainage resulting to flooding.

They called for proper waste disposal system to tackle the problem when the rainy season fully sets in.

Mrs. Chioma Ejekwu, another resident said, Everywhere you look there is waste because people throw rubbish on the roads and in the drainage.”

The rain water then carries the waste into the streets, blocking people’s paths and drainages.

We have environmental workers who burn the dumping sites every two weeks which is too long because the dustbins would have already too full.”

Ibrahim Usman, a waste disposal official said that some residents, who do not want to pay the waste disposal agency, usually threw the waste inside drainages.

Mr. Joshua Ayodele, a civil servant, however called on the government to institute harsher punishment for those who do not dispose their waste properly and provide a better waste disposal system.

Source: Voice of Nigeria