Ibadan – A heavy rain in Ibadan, which started on Sunday evening, has paralysed the activities of the residents of the city.
The rain, which has yet to stop on Monday evening, caused the flooding of several bridges across Ibadan.
The submerged bridges include the 7up/Elebu bridge in Oluyole Estate, which prevented residents, including pupils and government workers, from leaving their homes.
Some of the people said however, bemoaned the sudden increase in the cost of transportation, adding that most commercial motorists even declined to convey people to long distances.
Mrs Blessing Joshua, a housewife, lamented about the continued downpour since Sunday evening.
“What kind of rain is this? I went to the market to buy some foodstuff, only for me to come back empty-handed because most of the sellers were not present.
“Even the few available traders increased the cost of things in the market; I hope this is not the seven-day rain which, as some people predicted, would fall in September,’’ she said.
Mr Abdullateef AbdulGafar, a commercial motorcyclist, said: “I would not have gone to pick my customer if he had not paid me for my services earlier.’’
Mrs Rasheedat Rufail, a teacher of Ansar-Ud-Deen High School in the Liberty area of Ibadan, said that the school’s academic activities had been paralysed due to the deluge.
She said that most of the teachers and students failed to come to school on Monday. (NAN)