Property worth millions of naira were on Monday destroyed by flood which occurred after a downpour at Ile-Ife  in Osun State.

The rainfall, which started on Sunday wrecked havoc on some areas of the town including: Lagere, OAUTH,  Asherifa, Modakeke around Mayfair and the bridge along Ibadan road opposite campus gate.

The rain rendered residents of Ife homeless and did not spare students of various higher institutions.

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Among those affected are students of Obafemi Awolowo University, The Polytechnic Ile-Ife and Oduduwa University.

Many of them lost property and vital documents to the downpour.

Scores of vehicles, motorcycles, shops and  other valuables were also submerged by the flood.

However, no life was reportedly lost in the incident.

One of the students who spoke to our correspondent on Tuesday, Jumoke Adesina, said she was reading inside her room when her friends informed her that flood waters entered some houses.

She explained that some students were rescued by the fire service officials who were called by residents around the area.

“By the time I got out, I couldn’t enter the flood because I saw students’ files, stoves, gas cylinder, floating on the flood”.

“Fortunately, no life was lost but the affected people will live to recount the incident”.

The state Commissioner for Information, Adelani Baderinwa has blamed the federal government for the flood disaster.

Baderinwa highlighted that the affected roads are federal responsibilities and not the state.

" The roads are federal roads and the facilities by which water could pass are too inadequate and that's the cause of the flood."

On the action taking by the state after the disaster, he stated that the Osun State Emergency Management Agency (OSEMA) officers have been deployed to the affected parts.

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"We have dredged the river belt as usual and that's the only reason why we've not had flood cases in recent times. But this one is peculiar because it's around where we have a federal highway."

Baderinwa noted that the only lasting solution to stop subsequent flooding in the areas is by intervention of the Federal government to repair bridges.

"We can only manage the situation but a lasting solution is until the federal government will be contacted to come and do the places affected because the only solution is to have the reconstruction of those bridges and more bridges."

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