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FG directs removal of silted drains on Lagos flooded roads



The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works has directed the removal of silted drains along federal roads in the state with a view to curbing the flood on the highways.

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mrs Olukorede Kesha, made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.

“Our teams are currently deployed to assess the situation while removing silted drains along the affected roads are currently being carried out,” Kesha said.

Kesha said that the ministry understood the inconvenience caused by these flash floods and was committed to eliminating the disruptions caused thereafter.

The controller clarified that contrary to some reports, Lagos was not experiencing widespread submergence from floodwaters caused by the early morning heavy rainfall.

She noted however, that the ministry acknowledged that localised flooding had affected certain sections of federal roads within the city adding that necessary actions were being taken to arrest the situations.

Lydia Ngwakwe

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