The government of Lagos state says it expects more flooding in Nigeria’s commercial centre due to the rise of water sea level, Concise News reports.
This news medium understands that Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Dolphin Estate and Oworonshoki are some of the areas expected to be flooded in the southwest state.
Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources in Lagos, Tunji Bello, explained that the rise in sea level has contributed to current flooding in many parts of the State as the lagoon can no longer discharge.
This, according to the commissioner, is causing backflow into the drainage channels.
But he says officials of the state are working on different measures to remove the blockades.
“He added that the state Government is also in talks with the officials of the Ogun Osun River Basin Authority which is releasing water to do so gradually,” a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the government read.
He added that the state Government is also in talks with the officials of the Ogun Osun River Basin Authority which is releasing water to do so gradually. #LASG #ForAGreaterLagos @jidesanwoolu @Mr_JAGs @moelagos @kunle_adeshina
— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) October 19, 2019
Bello also said that the Ogun-Osun River Basin Authority can no longer hold the Oyan dam and has subsequently been releasing its water causing rise in Ogun River, affecting low line areas like Isheri North and Magodo up to Owode Onirin.