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Nigerians React, Lambast Lagos Government As Flood Ravages Homes




Some residents of Lagos State have lambasted the state authorities over its failure to offer a correct drainage system to stop incessant flood which is ravaging their areas.

That is coming as flood submerged components of the state once more on Friday, submerging automobiles and different property following a heavy rainfall.

SaharaReporters learnt that the flood affected each the island and mainland axis of the state, as #Lekkiflood trended on Twitter. 

A number of residents took to social media to share photos and movies of the flood scenario of their houses and areas.

SaharaReporters gathered that some motorists needed to park their automobiles, to keep away from mechanical faults and needed to go by foot to their locations. 

Many lambasted the state authorities over its failure to fight the issue which has seemingly turn out to be an annual ritual, notably for residents on the Island. 

Others, nevertheless, noticed that Lagos residents might need been the architect of their very own misfortune by clustering the drainage system with grime notably water sachets, bottles amongst others.

Under are a number of the reactions on microblogging platform, Twitter:


In the meantime, the Nationwide Emergency Administration Company has urged residents of the state to watch security precautions when driving throughout rainfall. 

The company’s performing assistant zonal coordinator, south-west zonal workplace, Ibrahim Farinloye, mentioned residents ought to keep away from driving when flood covers half of the automobiles’ tyres.

He mentioned, “As soon as the rainwater will get to half of the wheels it sweeps off your car. Kindly park and transfer on to the upper floor for security.”

Farinloye additionally suggested that trekking needs to be averted throughout downpours.

“The rainwater will need to have risen above our ankles, as soon as it occurs like this, the flood has the capability to hold us off,” he added.

“Residents of Lagos Island, Eti-Osa, Alimosho, Amuwo Odofin, Ikeja, Ojo, Kosofe, Apapa, Epe, Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu, Surulere and Ajeromi /Ifelodun LGAs are suggested to be extra cautious when it rains.”  


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