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Lagos to commence de- flooding work on Oba Ogunnusi Road, Ikeja

By Emmanuel Shedrach
15 November 2021   |   3:51 am
Lagos State Government has announced its resolve to permanently address the challenge of perennial flooding on Oba Ogunnusi Road, opposite Mobil, Ikeja with the commencement of contract work on a parallel drain on Acme Road, ikeja.

Lagos State Government has announced its resolve to permanently address the challenge of perennial flooding on Oba Ogunnusi Road, opposite Mobil, Ikeja with the commencement of contract work on a parallel drain on Acme Road, ikeja.
  
Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, In a statement, obtained yesterday, said the contract work would start in the first week of December after the cessation of the rains.
  
He explained that the new contract is for the construction of a parallel drain along Acme Road, also in Ikeja that would take away flood from Oba Ogunnusi. 
    
According to him, the parallel drain along Acme Road will cut across Metal Box Road and share the flow at the point to rapidly remove the flood water and discharge into System1 (Odo IyaAlaro) Vori Close.
   


He added that the contractor handling the Acme Road parallel drainage project had just concluded the preliminary work prior to his mobilisation to site for work commencement by the first week of December.
 
Bello recalled that the flooding of Oba Ogunnusi Road in front of Mobil petrol station has been a recurring problem within Ikeja local Govt area of the state. 
 
“The State Government had also constructed several drainages within the area such as the conduct drainage along Wemco road that discharges into Agidingbi gorge and drainage along Metal Box/Acme Road that discharges into Awolowo way gorge,” he stated. 
 
The commissioner said the need to finally address the flooding challenge at Oba Ogunnusi Road and its effect on residents and motorists after several palliative measures led to the award of the new contract for the construction of a parallel channel along Acme Road to take off excess water from Oba Ogunnusi Road.
   
Bello stated that the parallel channel construction at Acme Road is just one of the several, which the State Government under the leadership of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has awarded to address perennial flooding issues in identified areas.
 

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