Following downpour and increased flood across Lagos metropolis, the state government yesterday warned residents of the flood-prone areas to be ready to vacate their homes for safety reasons, saying that flooding would not be completely eradicated in the state due to its geographical location.
This was even as some residents in areas like Itire, Idi-Araba, Obafemi Awolowo way in Ikeja had called on the government to urgently intervene on the persistent flooding in their communities, saying that their property and lives were constantly being threatened by flood occasioned by the heavy downpour.
Bu the government, however, allayed fear on the downpour, assuring residents that measures were already in place to address challenges being posed by incessant rainfall as witnessed in the state in the last three days, saying that effort was being made to clean and maintain the drainage channels.
New Telegraph gathered that residents and commuters of Itire, especially those close to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH were usually being threatened by rainfall, which they lamented had made life horrible for them.
But Commissioner for The Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello and Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources, Engineer Joe Igbokwe said residents should be rest assured that irrespective of the volume of the rainfall, it would flow through the drains to discharge into the various channels.