Nigerians React, Lambast Lagos Government As Flood Ravages Homes

Some residents of Lagos State have lambasted the state authorities over its failure to supply a correct drainage system to forestall incessant flood which is ravaging their areas.

This is coming as flood submerged elements of the state once more on Friday, submerging vehicles and different property following a heavy rainfall.

Nigerians React, Lambast Lagos Government As Flood Ravages Homes 2

SaharaReporters learnt that the flood affected each the island and mainland axis of the state, as #Lekkiflood trended on Twitter. 

Several residents took to social media to share footage and movies of the flood state of affairs of their houses and areas.

SaharaReporters gathered that some motorists needed to park their autos, to keep away from mechanical faults and needed to go by foot to their locations. 

Many lambasted the state authorities over its failure to fight the issue which has seemingly change into an annual ritual, notably for residents on the Island. 

Others, nonetheless, noticed that Lagos residents may need been the architect of their very own misfortune by clustering the drainage system with filth notably water sachets, bottles amongst others.

Below are a number of the reactions on microblogging platform, Twitter:

Every yr, Lagos has that at some point when the rain is exceptionally mad & the flooding is intense. Every yr Lagos floods in the course of the wet season.

Every yr the Lagos State govt fails yo do something about it.

— 20.10.2020 (@I_Am_Ilemona) July 16, 2021

One day rain for like 3hours and flood.

I’ve been on this twitter for weeks screaming about how the Lagos state authorities clears drainages and leaves the filth on the road until rain washes it again into the drainage.

Now we are able to see it.

Our drainages can’t even work for a day?

— Leo Dasilva (@SirLeoBDasilva) July 16, 2021

Just remembered how yearly I at all times regarded ahead to floods in Lagos round my birthday 😄. Same floods yearly since I used to be born. You’d assume issues would’ve modified in over 20 years. Up Atlantis!

— Bello Abdullahi (@itsM_B) July 16, 2021

This is crazy🤯 I do not assume it is smart that until now, no resolution has been discovered for the worsening flood instances in Lagos. It would not make sense that each wet season Lagosians expertise this.

— Mariam Akbar🌟 (@Konemanen) July 16, 2021

Every. Single. Year.

You’d assume the federal government would have discovered an enduring resolution to the Lagos flood drawback by now.

— Oluwatoyosi (@0luwatoyosi) July 16, 2021

People will complain concerning the flood in Lagos, and really quickly will overlook. Next yr the identical factor will occur. Maybe if authorities home will get flooded they are going to take it critical.

— Karo (@Karovoni) July 16, 2021

Lagos State must determine quick learn how to correctly handle flood drainage.

— uche obi (@JustCallMeUche) July 16, 2021

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency has urged residents of the state to watch security precautions when driving throughout rainfall. 

The company’s performing assistant zonal coordinator, south-west zonal workplace, Ibrahim Farinloye, mentioned residents ought to keep away from driving when flood covers half of the autos’ tyres.

He mentioned, “Once the rainwater gets to half of the wheels it sweeps off your vehicle. Kindly park and move on to the higher ground for safety.”

Farinloye additionally suggested that trekking needs to be averted throughout downpours.

“The rainwater must have risen above our ankles, once it happens like this, the flood has the capacity to carry us off,” he added.

“Residents of Lagos Island, Eti-Osa, Alimosho, Amuwo Odofin, Ikeja, Ojo, Kosofe, Apapa, Epe, Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu, Surulere and Ajeromi /Ifelodun LGAs are advised to be more careful when it rains.”  

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