No fewer than 120 lock-up
shops were submerged by flood at the
International Electronics Market, Onitsha,
Anambra following a downpour on Friday night.
A correspondent, who visited the market on
Saturday, observed that electronics and others
goods worth N50 million were socked and
damaged in the flood.
The Chairman of the market union, Mr Izuchukwu
Okoye, said that traders in the market lost goods
worth over N50 million to the flood.
“The flood came into the market when its
volume could not be contained by the drainage
along the Onitsha-Enugu expressway.
“Goods damaged were mainly from A and B
Lines. We appeal to the state government to
come to our help,” Okoye said.
Also speaking, the secretary of the traders union
in the market, Mr Damian Ogudike, said the
drainage in the area had always proved to be
incapable of handing heavy rain.
“The expectation is that the government should
expand the existing drains to be higher than they
“The state government should take care of the
situation and to ensure that floods do not
submerge the market since we pay our taxes and
levies,” Ogudike said.
sources – Vanguard