Kayode Olasehinde Ajirebi: I’m Ashamed By The Poor State Of My House
Nollywood actor Ajirebi (real names, Kayode Olasehinde) has opened up on the poor state of his house.
The actor who was seen scooping out water from his dilapidated house in a video posted by his son on Instagram few days ago said his living condition at the moment is not befitting for someone of his societal status.
Here is what Pa Ajirebi told Sunday Scoop in a recent chat.
“This issue has been going on for some time and we have always pleaded with the government, but they have just been deceiving us. Sometimes, they would bring caterpillars and widen the channel which water passes through, which invariably worsens the situation.
“One of the caterpillars they brought even broke down and it has been abandoned there for some time now. Some media houses have helped us to publicise our plight but nothing has been done. The people living around here are now even tired of calling on the government.”
“The Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, which we fall under, has nothing to better our condition. It is clear that the government has neglected us. Whenever the flooding occurs, it damages all the properties in the house. If you get to my house now, you wouldn’t see chairs.”
“It makes me feel ashamed and I don’t even like to talk about it again. If not for my son who posted the pictures on social media, I wouldn’t have said anything. He was flabbergasted because he saw the extent of the flooding with his eyes this time.
“We only used to tell him about it when he was in school. At a time, we, residents of the area, even tried to salvage the situation, but we were told that it was the government that could carry out the work.”
“The incoming state government should please have mercy on us and assist us. A lot of our properties are getting spoilt.”
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S E R I O U S L Y S A D RIGHT NOW ❗️❗️❗️ I get to think at times that "are we sure we have a government in this country?". Look at what I met on going to visit my family today. A flooded house due to the the overflowing canal behind our street. To make matters worse, noone was at home save my dad, so the oldman and I had to be saving properties and scooping water out of the house! This year makes it ten years of repeated and consistent occirence of this with severe damages done annually to properties, at times leading to temporary displacement! Letters have been written, tv appearances made, press releases written, still no significant step taken by the government to channel the overrunning Canal…. This is not a sympathy plea for anything, but a call to The state and local government authorities of Lagos ( @akinwunmiambode and @jidesanwoolu ) Oke Odo LGA respectively to please wake up to your responsibility and stop making citizens suffer in neglect! We need Governmental intervention in Oke Isagun Community of Oke Odo LGA! We lose properties! We lose rest whenever we see rain signs! Tonight is going to be a partial prayer moment for families, because it must not rain tonight…. No house for us to sleep in anymore! This is sad and heartbreaking! @muhammadubuhari @profosinbajo @tundeednut @instablog9ja @olofofonaija @pulsenigeriatv @pulsenigeria247 @welove2laugh #erosion #flood #messedupgovernance #wakeupnaija #housingproblem #lagosstate #ajirebi