A few weeks after the Lagos State government warned residents of some areas about floods, new areas are also now at risk.

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Which areas are affected?

The Lagos State government has placed residents of these areas on notice:

  • Victoria Island
  • Lekki
  • Ikoyi
  • Epe
  • Badagry

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What’s the government saying?

The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, said the areas may be affected because of the Lagos lagoon. Water in the lagoon has reached its highest level and is now threatening to spill over into these areas. The government expects the floods to cause a mess in the streets and major roads of the affected areas.

What’s the government doing?

According to Bello, the government is currently draining water channels across the state and constructing new ones. There’s also a quick response Emergency Flood Abatement Gang set up to free up manholes that may cause blockage.

What should affected Lagosians do?

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The commissioner advised Lagosians in the affected areas to do these three things:

1. Monitor incidental rains regularly

2. Desist from dumping refuse in the drains 

3. Clean their tertiary drains regularly.

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