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Rainfall: Flood takes over Mainland roads; residents react

In the aftermath of the heavy rainfall witnessed across the Lagos Mainland and other parts of Lagos state earlier today, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, residents have aired their displeasure on the current state of drainage system across the communities just as some condemned the filth evident across the state.

Due to the rainfall, some Lagos Mainland roads such as Independence tunnel, Maryland, Anthony on Ikorodu road, Ogba, Ikeja, Capitol road, Agege among others were flooded.

This development has however led to residents taking to social media platforms to air their displeasure on the ugly situation.

According to a Twitter user, @Soyecious; “The floods will not be easy in Lagos this year. The Mainland is so dirty with heaps and heaps of refuse. The silly Cleaner Lagos thing is not working and people, children will probably lose their lives and we will call on God but refuse to take actual precautions! Smh.”

Another user, The Captain tweeted that; “Last year, the floods came massively and almost chased all of us away from Lagos. In the last 12 months, NOTHING has been done to prepare for the floods this year. But that’s the Nigerian way, we pray and expect God to do things the government should do.”

Rahmat Lawal, on the other hand, said “last year we thought we witnessed flood in Lagos. When this rain becomes heavy, I pray those of us on the Mainland will see where to put leg. Everywhere is filled with heaps of dirt and Akinwunmi Ambode does not know that rain will wash everything into the drainage? We will be ok.”

In his remarks, Daniel Seun said; “The Cleaner Lagos speaks volume about Ambode’s administration by taking LAWMA out while cleaner Lagos deface Lagos with uncleared dumps. This is flood and epidemic waiting to happen this rainy season.”

Darkchoc tweeted saying; “Small rain that fell the full Lagos don flood. Mehn I can’t lie, this thing we are living that we are calling life in Lagos is not it at all.”



Idris Aina
Idris is a media and communications professional with keen attention to details. An entertainment enthusiast, he is an ardent fan of the team from the Red Side of Manchester with love for football banters. He tweets with the handle @arlomah.