Lagos Government tender Apologies to residents over flood

The Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu of Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, has written an open apology to Lagosians over the flood that ravaged the state on Saturday, after a heavy downpour, causing loss of property amongst others.

 

In a statement on Sunday, the SA, Igbokwe, apologised saying that the flood could not be disconnected from the fact that Lagos was a coastal city.

 

He said, “We acknowledge the damage done by flood in Lagos yesterday and the losses. We apologise most sincerely for the pains and tears. We share the pains with those affected. Lagos is a coastal city that is prone to flooding. Everybody knows this. Lagos has the smallest land mass in Nigeria with 23 million Nigerians.

 

He, however, lamented over the fact that Lagosians were building houses on some lands that were meant to contain floods.

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