Following recent flood witnessed in major cities in Lagos State last weekend, Gov. Ambode in a statement released by his Commissioner for the Environment, Babatunde Adejare on Sunday, ordered owners of properties erected on drainage channels and impeding the free-flow of water to immediately vacate or risk being ejected.
Some of the areas where properties were erected on drainage channels include; Illubirin, Dolphin Estate, Osborne Foreshore Estate, Ikoyi, Osapa London, Ikota, Ogombo, Lekki, among others, as the Commissioner noted that the massive investment of public fund into drainage clearing and de-silting had been compromised by structures hindering the free-flow of water.
The Commissioner said “it is now of paramount importance that owners of buildings or structures impeding the free-flow of storm water, wherever they exist in the State, are advised to voluntarily quit forthwith in the overriding public interest or risk being removed by the State Government as no responsible government will allow the interest of a few to jeopardize the wellness and well being of the generality of its people.
In view of the grievous consequences of compromising drainage right of way and alignment, Lagosians are hereby warned to henceforth refrain from this illegal act, report perpetrators and cooperate with the Lagos State Government in its bid to achieve a flood-free, clean and livable State.Get more stories like this on Twitter & Facebook