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    Jul 12, 2017
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    Trader trying to salvage goods.

    Due to the recent heavy downpour witnessed in Victoria Island, Lekki and Ajah axis of Lagos state, residents have called on the government to address the issue of flooding which has led to the temporary displacement of people and loss of valuables.

    During a visit to a commercial GSM hub located in Saka Tinubu, Victoria Island, traders were seen looking through their goods worth millions of naira which were destroyed in the flood.

    According to Mr Byron Okoye (Chairman, Association of GSM Dealers, Nigeria) who expressed sadness at the extent of damages recorded, adequate measures should be taken to prevent another disaster.

    "The flood spoilt most of our goods. High profile phones like Samsung and iPhones were floating on the water."

    "Laptops, desktops and different tablets were all being picked from the water because it entered our shops. Many of us were speechless and like you know, most of these items were bought on loan from banks so you can imagine"

    "The goods damaged by the this flood is worth lots of millions of naira. We don't want this to happen here again and as you can see, nothing is being done at the moment. What if it rains again?"

    "The mood of the market has been bad but things are picking up gradually due to the never dying spirit of Nigerians.

    "We are trying to do all we can but we still need government intervention going forward" he said.

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