Godwin AJOM, Calabar
Some street in Cross River State has been submerged by flood. This is following the rain that fell in the noon of Monday, June 20, 2022.
The incident which residents described as a quick spark of reoccurring flood happened in Musaha lane, Bassey street and Effioawan streets of Calabar.
The flooding has severely affected pedestrian movement and traffic in the area which is very close to the University of Cross River State UNICROSS, an area that is mostly occupied by students of the University of Calabar UNICAL, and UNICROSS.
Some traders and residents who spoke with our correspondent expressed dismay over the threatening flood, even as they called for the immediate intervention of the government.
Speaking with TNN in an exclusive interview, a resident who gave her name as Miss Ijeoma Arinze said, “This is how we suffer every raining season. This water has no channels, no gutters, that is why it has over flown, and you see now, we cannot even step out of our shops”
Another resident, who identified himself simply as Oga John explained that, “This is what happens here every raining season. Once the strike is over, you will see the in flock of students into this place and it Will cause serious traffic here because you know this is student’s area,” he complained.
Also speaking, a landlord, Mr. Okon Effiom said, ” let the government help us and construct drainage, that is the only solution because as much as it keeps raining, this floods will keep reoccurring “.
The area which is under Musaha clan, in Calabar south local government area is in urgent need of drainage systems, streets lighting system and inter street road network to help make life easy for residents who are mostly students of the prestigious state owned university.