Lagos Announces Measures To Combat Floods


Following the downpour of Friday night in Lagos, the state government yesterday disclosed strategies it has adopted to ensure the state is free from flooding this year.

Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, disclosed this during the January edition of the monthly sanitation exercise monitored in Ifelodun Local Council Development Area, LCDA, with the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Aderemi Ibirogba, and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson, in attendance.

Bello said that the strategies were already ongoing would be intensified in few weeks, as the rainy season gets closer. We will do more of what we did last year in 2014.

The strategies include pre-rainy season cleaning, mid-rainy season cleaning and post-rainy season cleaning”, he said.

“We will sustain this. Our plans are already on ground. And we are ready to work towards it this year to ensure that Lagosians enjoy a flood free 2014″.

“We are ready to start rolling. We have started the cleaning and we have deployed all the relevant agencies especially officials of the Emergency Flood Abatement Department, EFAD.

“You will begin to see some of them on the road. In the next few weeks, we will commence major de-silting of the drainage and canals in the state.” [Vanguard]


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