The Lagos State Government announced last week that the ongoing clearing and dredging of all drainage channels across the state will continue until September.
During an inspection tour, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, stated that the cleaning have been designed to ensure that water flows through all the drainage channels unhindered all year round.
Tunji Bello, accompanied by Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources, Mr Joe Igbokwe and Permanent Secretary, Drainage, Engineer Olalekan Shodeinde and other senior officials, reiterated that the present administration is committed to proffer a lasting solution to the issue of flooding across the state.
“I will like to appeal to all residents to take good care of these canals and drains as the government is cleaning them, kindly take ownership and do away from encroaching canals and drains right of way,” said Bello.
Some of the visited areas include Yaya Abatan Drainage channel by Ajobo street, Iju Road collector drain/Alamutu collector (Fagba-Gudugba), Ajuwon River by Iju/Ajuwon bridge, Ilo River Upstream (by Toll Gate, Ifako Ijaiye).