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Tourists warned of unsafe beaches during rainy season

26 June 2014, 16:50

Lagos - The Facilities Manager of Eleko Beach, Akeem Akodu, on Wednesday warned revellers in Lagos State that the beaches were not save during the rainy season.

Akodu said that the pressure of the waves was higher during the rainy season.

"The pressure of the waves is high during the rainy season.At times, the waves go beyond the expected area, thereby destroying property and other valuables.In the past, lots of lives and property had been lost at the beach.Therefore, the management enjoins fun seekers and visitors not to go near the beach during this period because of the high pressure of the waves,'' Akodo said.

The manager said that if the force of the waves persists, it could result to ocean surge.

"For ocean surge not to occur, the federal and state governments should create offshore protection in the beach area to prevent the waves from going beyond its expected area.The ocean surge that happened in Alpha beach in 2012 claimed lots of lives and property.The government should therefore be proactive in tackling such recurrence,'' he pleaded.

Akodo said the management of Eleko beach had put some prevention and precautionary measures in place to save lives and property at the beach.

He listed some of the measures to include caution signs and provision of life jackets.


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