Tuesday, October 5, 2010


 Oluwakemi situated at Ifo local government area of Ogun-State Nigeria was flooded by water on the 4th of October 2010.Residents blamed it on lack of good drainage system and a good dump site  which should have been provided by the State governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel.The indiscriminate way at which people dispose their refuse and bad drainage system is believed by the residents of Oluwakemi to have caused the flood which caused traffic for motorists,motorcyclists and even passersby.Photo above shows the photograph of the dumpsite that is believed is one of the reasons of the flood because it is preventing the flow of water.
                      Stranded people thinking of how to get to the other side of the road.
    People been carried for fifty Naira about (thirty five U.S.cents )to the other side of the road.
                                 A motor bike rider taking the risk of riding in the flood.
 A motor bike rider been helped by one of the area boys after taking the risk of riding in the flood but the engine switched off.
                                            Another motor bike rider riding in the flood.
 A bus commuter took the risk of driving in the flood but the engine switched off and refused to start.These area boys helped him push the vehicle to the other side of the road and collected some money.
 Bike rider,human carrier who collects fifty Naira as his fee and a man who too the risk of entering the flood without the human carriers.
                          People who could not afford the fifty naira fee walking in the flood.
                                                   People walking in the flood.
 Human carriers who used the flood opportunity to make some money for themselves by collecting a sum of fifty Naira for any person they carry and people who are walking in the flood without any assistance.
                                                              A vehicle in the flood
 People loaded themselves in a pick-up van so as to be able to cross to the other side of the road,while others walked in the flood.
An area view of the scene of the flood at Oluwakemi situated in Ifo Local government area of Ogun-State, South West of Nigeria, governed by Otunba Gbenga Daniel who residents and passersby blamed flood on for not providing a good drainage system and refuse dumpsite.

1 comment:

  1. terrible. with situations like these, it must be incredibly difficult for people to understand that a government can actually be a force for good.