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LG constructs 45 drains to prevent flooding

10 August 2012, 15:28

Lagos - Babatunde Sofola, Chairman, Kosofe Local Government, Lagos, on Friday said that the council has constructed 45 drains as part of its efforts to curb flooding in the area.

Sofola said that the council has also constructed culverts and opened up waterways in the area.

He explained that most of the drains were constructed at Oworonshoki, Gbagada, Ifako, Soluyi , Ogudu, Ojota and Anthony areas of the council.

The local government boss disclosed that the council has put in place arrangements to extend the gesture to other communities.

“Though, the Lagos State Government is in charge of environmental protection, the council is conscious of the need to maintain clean environment.

“The council has constructed culverts where necessary, to ensure the longevity of roads in the affected communities.

“We have, in addition, reconstructed the drainage system in front of the local government and also constructed culverts in front of the Ogudu Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) office.

“The council has also cleared the water hyacinth along Igidi canal and opened up other waterways,” the council boss said.

Sofola said that the council has invested substantially in the installation and renovation of street lights in the area.

“Our effort at installing street lights has greatly frustrated the activities of hoodlums and miscreants, as well as enhancing security surveillance in the council area,” he said.


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