Last Tuesday there was rain in some parts of Lagos the kind of rain Nigerians refer to as showers of blessing. The people of Ipaja under the Alagbado/Oke Odo LCDA are somehow worried, a reader sent in this picture which shows the high rate of refuse been dumped in the Abesan river.
For most people used to this area, the bridge is between Church bus-stop and the popular Command. It is sad that this popular river that use to see different activities such as swimming, fishing, washing of clothes and fetching of water has been reduced to a canal. See another picture after the cut.
A flowing river serves different values to different communities, sources have confirmed that this river is a part of the popular "Ilo" river that flows round the Awori communities that spreads from Lagos to Ogun State which simply shows it's importance economically and health wise.