Lagos State Government has commenced the maintenance of all primary, secondary and tertiary channels under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative in order to allay fear of flooding in the State.
Speaking during the inspection tour of ongoing maintenance work at Egbe Idimu -Isheri Oshun drainage channel, the Director Drainage Services, Lagos State Public Works, Engr. Abiodun Dankuwo, representing the Special Adviser to Governor on Public Works and Drainages, said the State government had put in place control measures that will checkmate flood from heavy rainfall.
He said “The Egbe Idimu drainage channel is a very long drain and which cuts across so many communities. The drain is being dredged to de-flood catchment areas as well as allow easy flow into smaller drains”.
Dankuwo also visited Pako Aguda Drainage Channel in Surulere and Akin Olugbade collector drain at Victoria Island to assess the ongoing clearance and maintenance work on the channels.
The Director reiterated that the exercise is being replicated at other drainage channels across the State and will continue all year round.
He emphasized that the current administration was mindful that the terrain and geographical location of Lagos State is very close to the coast and has engaged reputable and competent contractors for all year maintenance of all primary, secondary and tertiary drainage channels in the five divisions of the State.