Nigerian Red Cross Society, Lagos State branch has advised Lagosians to take proactive measures to avert flooding especially now that the rainy season is gathering momentum.
The organization used the opportunity of a one-day event on flood mitigation campaign which took place at St. Paul’s detachment, Mushin, to warn residents to desist from disposing refuse in unathorised places, building on water ways, allowing children to walk during heavy rains and blockage of drainage.
Programme Coordinator for Mushin Zone, Mr. Sunday Adeneye, said the event was necessary to sensitise residents on disasters associated with rainy season so that they are not caught unawares.
Principal environmental health officer of the local government, Sanitarian Yemitan Adedayo, urged government to checkmate the influx of people into Lagos metropolis to prevent overcrowding.
Mushin local government C.D.C. Chairman, Alhaji Rasheed Abolade, was at the occasion decorated as patron of the association.