Nsukka Residents in Pains as Flood Sleeps their Houses and Properties.


Residents of Nsukka Town, Nsukka local government area of Enugu state are bewailing and engulf in serious pains as flood sleeps their houses and properties.

Residents in this area blame road construction and channelization for the flood. Some attribute the cause of the flood to people’s poor conduct in handling the roads, which includes blocking of drainage system and water ways with garbage.
A resident in Nsukka had this to say about the flood: “Our local council should do something to inform our people against this. Even as individuals, we owe our town a duty of carrying out individual campaign.
“When the local government legislative council is established, they can make a law to punish offenders”. Two weeks prison term will not be too bad for any convicted offender”
Caroline Eke, also a resident in Nsukka aired her feelings. She said her family moved from where they were staying because of the flood. She added: “Initially, when the road was being constructed, we made it known that channelling of the flood was not properly done but nobody gave a listening ear. But today,  flood has sacked all of us here.
“Another big problem we have in Nsukka is that our people dump refuse inside the drainages thereby blocking free flow of water. Government should start arresting people who block free flow of water and also, help channel the water to the river.”
Another resident, Fidelis Eze, who lives at New Anglican Road, told Daily Sun they slept inside water for two days.
“Our government seems not to be giving us attention. Before the rain started this year, we, on our own, arranged ourselves and cleared all our gutters, but, to our greatest surprise, we are experiencing flood here.

“We don’t know what the state Ministry of Works is doing in Nsukka. I believe the problem must have originated from wrong channelling of rain water.”

Recent posts