With heavy rainfalls and disastrous flooding currently sweeping children, goods and properties in Lagos State among others, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has alerted states’ governors including Lagos to prepare for three months heavy downpour and take very proactive measures.
NEMA Director, Search and Rescue, Air Vice Marshall, Edward Adedokun, made this warning in Lagos.
Adedokun revealed that they had earlier charged the states’ governors to embark on sensitisation campaign to enlighten the public and get them prepared.
Therefore, to achieve a flood-free state, NEMA called for proactive measures like clearing of drainages, and evacuating of gutters for free flow of the drainage system.
Following NEMA’s suggestions, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday warned Lagosians to desist from dumping waste in drainages, thereby, causing harm to the public.
He described the act as unhealthy and destructive practices.
Sanwo-Olu further pledged to boost the capacity of LAWMA to evacuate waste with 100 trucks to avert possible flood as the rain is coming.
The governor through his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, assured residents of the need to intensify efforts on managing waste in the state.
He has also vowed to sensitise the public in line with NEMA’s advice, as well as enforce the law against those who engage in indiscriminate disposal of waste.Follow us on social media