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Govt embarks on projects to ensure flood-free city during rainy season


Lagos-FloodAS the rainy season beckons, the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment has embarked on massive dredging of main channels to put in order secondary collector of drains across the state.

The efforts, according to some officials, are aimed at reducing frequent flooding.

While inspecting various projects being executed to tackle the problem of flooding in some local government councils last week, Permanent Secretary of the Office of Drainage Services, Mr. Ayodeji Adenekan, expressed satisfaction at the extent of work that have been done, but urged contractors to ensure speedy completion of the jobs before the rains pour.

According to Adenekan, ongoing works include the dredging of primary channels in areas like Badagry Channel, Ibiye Channel, LUTH Channel, System 1, iju Ajuwon, Gbolagas, Gedegede, Ikota Channels, Ibeju -Lekki, Kemberi/Afromedia, Ojo Channel, Mercy Eneli, Jalupon, Ijeododo, Alimosho, and several others.

He said that while government has continued to dredge the primary channels, over 100 secondary de-silting works are currently being done across the state and this include Moshalshi/Egbeda, Okunola, Governor Road, Isheri/Igando, Orelope Egbeda Akowonjo, Sasha Collector Drains in Alimosho areas.

In Apapa area, desilting is ongoing in NNS Quora, AP Tide Gate Channel, (Rectangular/Trapezoidal) Wharf Road/Texaco, Child Avenue, Azare Creek Collector, Kof Abayomi and other areas, while in Eti-Osa, cleaning works are going on in LSDPC Flats, Adeola Odeku, Kofo Abayomi, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Akin Adesola, Eki Court amongst others.

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