Lagos: Council chairman visits Idi-Araba community to assess impact of flooding


Emmanuel Bamgboye, the Executive Chairman of Mushin Local Government, has visited Idi-Araba area to evaluate the impact of flooding caused by a recent downpour on the community.

Bamgboye said during his visit to the community on Monday that efforts would be made to address the challenges caused by flooding in the area.

“As rain continues to fall, flooding affects residents in Mushin causing huge losses of properties.

“This is not an exception to the damages caused by a recent downpour in Idi-Araba Community,” he said.

The council boss noted that the state government would be informed about the unfortunate incident so that they could jointly proffer holistic solutions to the challenges in the Mushin community.

The chairman also advised the residents to stop dumping refuse in the drains, saying that such attitudes contributed to flooding in the area.

“Residents should stop littering the streets with refuse and shun the attitude of dumping their waste into the drains.

“All these habits contribute to flooding facing the community, we are appealing to the residents to change their attitudes in this direction,” he said.

NAN reports that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) recently warned that about eight million residents of Lagos State were at the risk of flooding this year.

Findings also revealed that residents of Idi-Araba were not just at risk of flooding but also at the risk of a looming outbreak of water-borne diseases due to the indiscriminate dumping of refuse. (NAN)

– Sept. 28, 2020 @ 15:27 GMT |

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