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:
Yearly, Lagos has that someday when the rain is exceptionally mad & the flooding is intense. Yearly Lagos floods throughout the wet season.
Yearly the Lagos State govt fails yo do something about it.
— 20.10.2020 (@I_Am_Ilemona) July 16, 2021
In the future rain for like 3hours and flood.
I’ve been on this twitter for weeks screaming about how the Lagos state authorities clears drainages and leaves the grime on the road until rain washes it again into the drainage.
Now we are able to see it.
Our drainages canât even work for a day? pic.twitter.com/X9QBGK9mvk
— Leo Dasilva (@SirLeoBDasilva) July 16, 2021
Simply remembered how yearly I all the time appeared ahead to floods in Lagos round my birthday ð. Identical floods yearly since I used to be born. You’d suppose issues would’ve modified in over 20 years. Up Atlantis! https://t.co/aiA8wulRnX
— Bello Abdullahi (@itsM_B) July 16, 2021
That is crazyð¤¯ I do not suppose it is smart that until now, no resolution has been discovered for the worsening flood instances in Lagos. It does not make sense that each wet season Lagosians expertise this. https://t.co/tMoCYwbIcv
— Mariam Akbarð (@Konemanen) July 16, 2021
Each. Single. Yr.
You’d suppose the federal government would have discovered an enduring resolution to the Lagos flood downside by now. https://t.co/bjlS0ks5lJ
— Oluwatoyosi (@0luwatoyosi) July 16, 2021
Individuals will complain concerning the flood in Lagos, and really quickly will overlook. Subsequent 12 months the identical factor will occur. Possibly if authorities home will get flooded they are going to take it severe.
— Karo (@Karovoni) July 16, 2021
Lagos State must determine quick correctly handle flood drainage. https://t.co/XJJsz05PbJ
— uche obi (@JustCallMeUche) July 16, 2021
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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