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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Lagos To Remove Illegal Structures Amid Flood Crisis

Tokunbo Wahab, the Lagos State Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, shared on his tweets on X that property owners who have intentionally built structures obstructing water flow in certain areas will be held accountable and their structures removed.

He explained: “The drainage channel, which helps manage water flow for Bariga, Gbagada, Sholuyi, and nearby communities, has been overtaken by squatters, creating both a nuisance and a security risk for the area.

“Property owners who have deliberately constructed buildings that block the free flow of water will also be dealt with. Shanties set up along the channel have clogged collectors meant to carry stormwater, causing the flooding we saw this week.

“Once the notices we’ve served expire, the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources will start removing these illegal structures to help reduce flooding.”

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