Lagos State Flooding; Special Adviser On Drainage And Water Resources To Babajide Sanwo-Olu Sends Apology To Affected Lagosians

The Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, has composed an open apology to Lagosians over the flood that desolated the state on Saturday, after a weighty deluge, causing loss of property among others.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In an statement on Sunday, the SA, Igbokwe, apologized saying that the flood couldn't be disengaged , as Lagos was a coastal city.

He said, "We recognize the harm done by flood in Lagos yesterday and the misfortunes. We apologize most truly for the torments and tears. We share the agonies with those affected. Lagos is a beach front city that is inclined to flooding. Everyone knows this. Lagos has the littlest expanse of land in Nigeria with 23 million Nigerians.

He, nonetheless, bemoaned over the way that Lagosians were building houses on certain terrains that were intended to contain floods.

" Lagos is the business center of Nigeria. Lagos produces in excess of 15,000 metric lots of decline consistently. We have low-line regions where individuals shouldn't construct houses yet Lagosians go there to fabricate houses.

"We have wetlands which act as repositories to hold overabundance floods yet Lagosians will oppose the law and go there to fabricate houses. To exacerbate the situation, some Lagosians dump refuse inside our channels or trenches. Some form houses on our trench mishaps making it troublesome in the event that certainly feasible for us to clear the channels. We want to address our propensities to assist us with having sans flood Lagos. Lagos spents considerable amount of money every year to consistently cleaning canals and adjusting a considerable lot of  them with concretes.

"We will decrease flooding issues assuming we stay in line. Flooding is something worldwide because of Climate Change. A few days ago, I saw huge flooding in Sidney, Australia. You need to see the losses. We will keep on giving a valiant effort in issues of flood the board in Lagos. We are interesting to Lagosians to help us," the assertion read.
It was accumulated that Emergency Responders saved three people from a Lexus Jeep that was cleared away by heavy flood around Oyatoki area of Agege, Lagos.

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