The Lagos State government has warned all
residents in the State of the consequences of
the continuous heavy rainfall being experienced in most parts of Lagos on lives and properties.
A release today by the State Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Samuel Adejare, noted that the rainfall is bound to disrupt normal activities as well as have an untoward effect on landed properties, roads and environment.
It implored all Lagosians to, as much as possible, stay indoors during rainfall, except it is important to their safety and livelihood.
It also advised residents who live in lowland
areas, or those close to water bodies to move
upland in the meantime to ensure the safety
of their lives and properties.
"You are implored as much as possible to
stay indoors unless it is essential to your
safety and livelihood. However we strongly
advise those who live in lowland and close to
water bodies to move upland", the statement
The statement added that officers from the
Ministry have been deployed to coastal areas
and sites that are susceptible to flooding as
part of efforts to protect the lives and
properties of the citizenry.
While pledging the preparedness of the present administration to ensuring the well- being and comfort of all citizens, the statement implored Lagosians to call the free toll lines of 112 or 76