Rain wreaks havoc in Ikotun
PEACEFUL as the last Saturday Gubernatorial elections appeared in Nigeria, some residents of Ikotun in Alimosho area of Lagos State may have reasons to say no thanks to the heavy downpour that rounded up the elections for them.
The rain, which threatened early in the day, waited patiently for various voters into the midnight before it fell heavily with heavy wind that blew off some roofs and electrical poles.
The same rain that was described by many as a symbolic blessing for the country after the elections, however, turned to be a cause for some residents of Ikotun and his environment as it damaged many houses and electrical poles.
Among the many houses’ roofs that were blown off were the roofs of Olukotun Nursery and Primary School, Ikotun and some other houses in the area. The wind did not stop at that but also fell some electrical poles, which cut off electricity supply to some areas.
As at the time of filing thins report, some houses are still without light.
Speaking on this ugly development, the PHCN boss in charge of Idimu undertaken, Bolarinwa Idowu told The Guardian that the power supply to the affected areas affected in Ikotun and some areas in Abaranje have been disconnected to prevent electrocution and further damages.
Bolarinwa, however, explained that work is ongoing to fix the affected poles and restore power supply.
A resident of Orija Street in Idimu area of Alimosho local council said the heavy wind also removed a particular sheet of his own roof but it was not serious because the trees planted around the house absorbed it. Though there was no casualty but it is about the best time for government at all levels to start considering programmes to encourage forestation to cushion the devastating effect of heavy wind and global warming.
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