Heavy Downpour Render Landlords Homeless
BENIN CITY – Following the continuous downpour of rain within the ancient city of Benin and it environs ,houses and shops are submerged in erosion which characterized the rain. Properties owners around Aduwawa, Sapele road areas are counting their losses.
Speaking with THEBREAKINTIME, Mr Osazee Edosowan, one of the landlords around Benin Agbor said he had to pack away from his house because of the incessant downpour.
“The road leading to my house is sloppy and does not have drainage. All the erosion coming from the beginning of the road flow directly into my compound”
A tenant who also was after said “I have lost virtually everything I have labored for over the years. The only thing I have left as I speak is the clothes I am wearing.
In related development, house owners around Santana road off Benin Agbor road are pleading with the state government to help fix the fail spot on the major road in order to help control erosion as all the downpour from the opposite direction flows across the road.