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Lagos to demolish structures on drainage channels

The State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, has threatened to demolish some marked structures on drainage alignments and setbacks in Mende, Maryland; and Aboru in the Alimosho area of the state.

In the statement on Thursday by the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Kunle Adeshina, the Commissioner said after several of such warnings, the residents of the areas have refused to move.

Bello who was reacting to a viral video of some people being rescued in Mende, advised residents to relocate forthwith as it is a flood plain area.

“While pleading for calm from all residents, he stated that the drainages have the capacity to contain water runoff when the rain stops just as it is happening already’’, he said.

The statement adds that the heavy torrential rainfall which started in the early hours of Monday,  continued till Tuesday afternoon caused flash floods in many areas.

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu