Flood causes havoc on Student Property at MIT Onitsha

Student hostels, lecture halls and electronic learning devices have been submerged by water as a result of flood which caused massive havoc on Metallurgical Training Institute (MTI) Onitsha, Anambra.

According to Mr. Owo Ugochukwu, the school’s PR officer, who verified the event to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Onitsha, the flood was caused by the state government’s ongoing construction work on the Nkpor-Nnobi road.

He claimed that the state government failed to take sufficient steps to ensure adequate drainage when it directed water coming from Obosi, Nkpor, the Onitsha-Owerri Road, and its surroundings, down to the school.

 “The flood issue has lingered for some years now, but the school authorities are doing their best to

control it.

“Before now, we had a small drainage system which was carrying little water and we made a case to the state government and other relevant agencies.

“The state government came and excavated the existing drainage in the name of expansion, but the work has been abandoned and there is no alternative measures put in place.

“As we speak now, the flood have covered the buildings in the school and the buildings are sinking.

The students hostels, school mosque, church and lecture halls are also under waters.

“The student beds, mattresses, learning equipment and pots of soups are swimming in the waters all over the places,” he said.

Chigozie Onyenyili, the institution’s president of the students union government, said in his own remarks that the floods had kept students up all night.

According to Onyenyili, their dormitories were flooded, and their beds, desks, and wardrobes were all submerged under water.

The student leader said that the group will hold a nonviolent protest to draw the government’s attention to the issue.(NAN)

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