In a bid to curb re- occurrence of the flood disaster that recently happened early July due to heavy downpour, the officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and the team from Ecological Fund Office, Abuja paid a working visit to Eti Osa Local Government recently.
They alluded the cause of the disaster to environmental abuse such as canal blockage, non-availability of water drain channels, inability to maintain existing drainages and Climate Change.
The Chairman of the local government, Hon. Saheed Adesegun Bankole accompanied by the management staff led the team to the communities greatly affected especially Okun Alpha Beach, Ajiran Canal Beach leading to the Lagoon by Chevron Drive and Ikota.
He informed that the areas visited need quick intervention and immediate attention of the Federal Government as lives are being endangered, such that people live in panic when the raining season is approaching.
Mr. Olorunfemi Solomon who led the team claimed that the essence of the visit was to address the seeming challenges facing such communities, stating that as long as the government is ready to come to their aid, the people too should avert environmental abuse capable of jeopardizing its efforts.