Nigeria: Bakery, Other Buildings Collapsed After Heavy Flooding

As a result of the flooding of Friday, one of the largest bakeries in Ibadan, Ase Oluwa Bakery situated at Gada area of Odo-Ona Elewe, the city’s South West Local Government collapsed.

Though no lives were lost in the factory, properties worth more than N5 million (about $33,000) were reportedly destroyed.

Scores of people have been sympathizing with the victims of the flood.

The surging flood was yet to abate in some parts of the city. Odo-Ona River’s water level remained high.

Some of the worst hit areas include: Idi-Ishin, Apete, Nihort, Ologuneru, Odo-Ona Apata, Odo-Ona Elewe, New Garage, Omi-Adio, and Oke –Ayo amongst others.

Some of those affected by the flood have either parked their remaining belongings to stay with relatives or remained outside their damaged homes with pains and agony all over their faces. Families of the missing relatives raised search parties to look for their loved ones.

The Chairman, Ase Oluwa Bakery Factory, Chief Ajibade Adewale was at the Gada Odo-Ona factory yesterday receiving those who came to commiserate with him and others who lost loved ones and properties.

Eight vehicles parked outside the factory were also destroyed along with the building.

Next to the bakery, were three buildings pulled down by the flood while many residents were busy scooping water and salvage.

Displaced residents have appealed to the state government to come to their aid, saying they have no clothe, no food to eat, nowhere to lay their heads.

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