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LAGOS BEGINS DESILTING OF DRAINAGES

The Lagos State government, through Drain Ducks, has begun massive desilting of drainages across Lagos metropolis as part of efforts to rid the State of flood-related issues.

The Managing Director of Drain Ducks, Mr. Akeem Apatira, while speaking on the activities of the Agency, said drains in different areas across the State are being cleared of silts and debris of all types ranging from jerry cans, sacks, polythene bags, tires, tubes engine blocks, silts etc.

He said the Agency is focusing on areas like Ikorodu Road, Mile12, Kosofe, Ketu, Ojota, Anothy, Maryland, Ilupeju, Obanikoro, Palmgrove, Onipanu, Fadeyi, Jibowu, Moshalashi, Ojuelegba, Stadium, Alaka and Iponri.

Others include CMS, Marina, TBS, Kudirat Abiola Way, Awolowo Road, Opebi-Allen Road, Apapa Wharf Road and Agege.

While noting that about 200,000 metric tons of waste materials have been carted away within the last 12 months of its operations in the State, Apatira said the exercise also involved flushing of manholes, drainage chambers and weep holes in order to make them functional to accommodate storm water.

The Managing Director who reiterated that the agency will continue in its responsibility to rid Lagos State of flood and related issues, however, appealed to the residents to imbibe self-discipline by not throwing refuse and waste items into the drains in order to avoid causing blockage especially during rainfall.

 

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