Stop dumping refuse in drainage, Lagos urges residents

The Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, has urged residents of the state to desist from dumping refuse in drainage channels.

The commissioner, who inspected some ongoing drainage projects in the state alongside the Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Environment, Mr Olakunle Rotimi-Akodu, on Thursday, said the government would pay “special attention” to “heavily clogged up drains” in the state.

The commissioner, in a statement on Thursday by the Director, Public Affairs, MOE & WR, Kunle Adeshina, reiterated the readiness of the present administration to proffer a lasting solution to the issue of flooding, asking residents to be ready to play their part.

Wahab said, “I would like to assure all residents that the government is not resting on its oars. We are determined to build reliable and excellent infrastructure and will not do a shoddy job. I appeal to residents to be patient with us on some of the ongoing projects whose completion has been delayed by inclement weather.”

Wahab said the mega pump station at Ilubirin, which is expected to drain water from flooded depressed areas of Ojo Giwa, Oroyinyin and Idumagbo in central Lagos, would be fast-tracked and completed in record time.

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