Following the torrential rainfall witnessed across Lagos last week, the management of a private mortuary, Toluwalase Hospital Morgue, located at Otunba Oladokun Street, in Igando area of Lagos State has ejected the corpses deposited in its facility due to the massive flooding of its premises. The flood took an immense toll on the facility, forcing its operation to stop abruptly.
According to the mortuary’s manager, Bolaji Oluwafemi, the area was flood prone and always quick to transform into a lake anytime it rains. He added that the Lagos State Government had ignored repeated complaints from the hospital management and other residents living in the area.
“There is the lingering need for proper channelization of water and the sand filling of the low land in the area”, Oluwafemi explained.
Due to the neglect by the government, the morgue manager said they, alongside other residents, hired a contractor to sand fill the lowland and divert the flood water to a nearby drainage, incurring N3 million as expenses for the job.
“It has paralysed our business, everybody has moved out of their houses to live in the available dry land outside of their premises,” Oluwafemi further stated.
The mortuary manager however pleaded with the State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to come to their rescue in the community.