News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the flood had affected major
parts of the state, especially Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikoyi and
Lagos Island, which experts attributed to a torrential rainfall.
House, however, said that it had become necessary for the commissioner
and his team to brief the House on efforts the ministry was making
towards addressing the problem.
has also caused damage to properties and loss of lives. Major roads
have been flooded, especially around Ajah, Lekki, Victoria Island and
Ikoyi areas of the state.’’
to him, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has linked the
increase in the volume of rainfall and rising sea levels to global
climate change which resulted in incessant flooding.
residents have chosen to build illegal structures on drains and water
ways, with construction and sand filling works around the Lagoon and
waterfront in the state.
lawmaker said that the illegal construction, improper disposal of solid
waste in canals/gutters and reclamation of wetlands if not urgently
checked would continue to cause flooding.
are aware of the efforts of the state government in abating flooding
within the state which includes clearing of drains, expansion and
rehabilitation of existing collectors and canals to allow for free flow
as well has carried out several sensitization of members of the public
on the dangers of dumping refuse into canal and illegal construction in
drainage paths,’’ he said.