The perennial flooding along Oke-Oja community, Iseyin, Oyo State and its environs has thrown residents and business owners into agony.
The residents of Oke-Oja in an interview with OYO NEWS lamented that the flood had destroyed their means of livelihood.
Oke-Oja residents called on Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde and the Chairman, Iseyin Local Government Area to come to their rescue, and save them from the menace of flooding.
A prominent aso-ofi weaver, Mr. Akeem Balogun in an interview, lamented that he has not been able to operate his weaving business for about three days as the whole area was submerged by flood.
Recounting his experience, Akeem Balogun said whenever it rained heavily, the flood would take over the Oke-Oja community.
“On behalf of the entire Oke-Oja Community, Iseyin, I am using this medium to call the attention of Iseyin Local government Chairman; the Member, Oyo State House of Assembly representing Iseyin Itesiwaju, the Member, House of Representatives, representing Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola and Iwajowa constituency; Senator Fatai Buhari and the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to come to the aide of Oke Oja Community. May Almighty Allah meet you all at point of needs”, he said.
Lamenting the financial loss they witness anytime shops were flooded, Akeem disclosed that residents have sought for temporary solutions, which have not been effective.
He narrated, “I am a weaver by profession. I am one of the victims of the flood; it affected me and other residents seriously”.