By Ezra Odogu
The Lagos State Government has sympathised with residents over heavy flash flooding experienced in several parts of the State, including Oko-Oba in Agege, urging everyone to remain vigilant and cautious.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, explained that the flash flooding experienced in some areas, especially old Oko-Oba Road, resulted from the over 10 hour-rainfall that overflowed the Oko-Oba Canal Channel presently undergoing expansion.
His words: “The Oko-Oba Canal in Agege is being expanded to allow for the containment of more stormwater to reduce flooding in the area”.
Bello advised motorists and residents to exercise caution and restraint while wading through floods during heavy rainfall because of the inherent danger.