By Denis Pounah
Many communities in Ondo South Senatorial District have been ravaged by flood with hundreds of people rendered homeless.
The affected communities include Arogbo, Igbobini, Oluagbo, Igbotu, Bolowoghu Zion Sabome, Inikorogha, Oboro, Ojuala, Ipoke and Igbekebo, the headquarters of the Ese Odo Local Government Area.
Igbotu is the hometown of the mother of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu; the Chairman of the local government, Mr Omolewa Ojo and the Deputy Chief of Staff to the governor, Dr Jimi Kufo.
Many houses in the communities have been submerged by the flood, which was the result of persistent rainfalls which have been on for about a week.
Also the roads linking the communities including Igbobini-Irele have been cut off, forcing the people to use canoe to move in and out of the communities.
Many residents had been forced to take shelter at makeshift centers in schools and churches as the government, both at local and state levels struggled to provide succor for the people.
Mr Monday Konwei, a staff of Ese Odo Local Government, said the council is already making efforts to ameliorate the situation.
Omolewa Ojo. the Chairman of council, said thousands of the people in the council area were displaced.
“Many of the residents especially children have been trapped in their houses because of the flood,” Ojo said.
He called on both the Federal and state governments to come to the aid of the people so that the people could lead a normal live.