Lagos State Government alerts residents

Written by on October 22, 2019

Lagos State Government has alerted residents on the rise of sea water level resulting in the inability of the lagoon to 
discharge water into the ocean causing backflow into the drainage channels.

A statement by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, says officials of the state are working on different measures to remove the constriction and blockades that would allow easy passage for the resultant flooding.

Bello says the state Government is also in talks with the officials of the Ogun, Osun River Basin Authority which is releasing water to do so gradually.

He explains that the rise in sea level has contributed to current flooding in many parts of Ikoyi, V.I, Dolphin and Oworoshoki because the lagoon can not discharge and is causing back flow into drainage outlets. 

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