Kingsley U.N. Chikwendu —
The President of the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, today commiserated with victims of flooding that affected residents of Trademore Estate, Lugbe, Abuja last weekend. Wamokko while consoling residents and those who had lost loved ones and properties during the flood mishap, urged the federal government to provide the basic infrastructures that can prevent future occurrences and hoped that this will be the last time it happens.
“We are here to commiserate with the victims of this unfortunate incident, most especially, the families of those who lost their lives in this incident, Wamakko said.
“We hope that this would be the last time this kind of incident will happen to any of our member estate. Before then, I equally want to call on the government to understand that it is their duty to provide the needed infrastructures. This water flooding has been coming (happening) year over (after) year since 2011 till date and we are aware of last year’s when somebody lost his life in Lokogoma”.
“This water is coming from Lokogoma and it is the source of the water that matters and the government should provide the infrastructures that will topple this problem by providing effective carnal that will now make this water to have a free flow than what is happening today”.
“Julius Berger constructing their bridges and they connected most most of their waterways in one place and that is why you are seeing this problem at this end. So, we call on the government to do the needful by making sure they provide the right infrastructures for this type of situation to be arrested once and for all.
“I equally call on our members, the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) to also respect extant laws in the aspect of approvals and we call on the Federal Capital Territory Administration to call a stakeholders meeting so as to be able to provide advice on what is supposed to be done because that is the only way out we be able to solve this problem.
“REDAN is ready to partner with the FCTA to make sure that at least, it provides the best for the people”, the REDAN president concluded.
From reports gathered by Viewpoint from inhabitants in the area, flooding incidents have been reoccurring problems that have put residents of Trademore Estate on their toes whenever there seems to be a heavy downpour.