Lagos to open new drainage channels, dredge canals in flood prone areas

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Posted July 27, 2015

WorldStage Newsonline-- Lagos State Government has identified human attitude and dumping of refuse in drainages constitute the greatest challenge limiting its efforts towards tackling flooding in the state, saying its opening up new drainage channels and dredging canals to ensure easy flow of water in areas that are flood prone.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Mr. Ayodeji Adenekan told journalists in Alausa, said, "the greatest challenge is refuse in the drains. If we don’t have refuse in the drains and it is only water that is there, the water will flow because we will only have silt in the drains. If the water is moving it will carry sand.

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