Lagos Begins Drainage Clearing, Demolition Of Structures To Prevent Flooding

Lagos state government has embarked on aggressive clearing of drainages in Apapa area of the state in order to control perennial flooding and as well ensure free flow of traffic.

The government also directed the supervising officials of all ongoing drainage projects to remove or demolish all obstructing objects along drainage paths to achieve maximum result.

Speaking at the weekend during an inspection of the area as part of measures to check cases of flood in the current rainy season, Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello, said it was important to ensure water channels are not blocked.

Currently, work is ongoing on some of the collector drainages in the area.

Clearing of drainage system is ongoing in Liverpool/Signal Barrack/Creek Road, Marine Road, Randle Road, while construction is also on course around Marine Beach and Leventis/Arakan Barracks collector drain.

However, on Warehouse, Pelewura and Randle Roads, the drainages were discovered to be blocked, causing flooding and obstructing motorists who had to wade through the water.

The commissioner explained that the ministry had received several complaints from residents on the challenges they faced whenever it rained.