The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Tuesday said an indigenous contractor had moved to site to begin clearing of drains on 14 major roads across Lagos to avert flooding.
Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the minister for Works and Housing granted the approval for immediate clearing of highway drains to avert flooding predicted due to heavy rainfall.
He said that the federal government was aware of the predictions of heavy rainfall and had taken proactive steps, hence, the contractor’s movement to site.
“Some of the roads that we want to carry out desilting are Mossalachi-Olosha, Herbert Macaulay Way that is, Jibowu-Adekunle Dual Carriageway and Adekunle to Oyingbo.
He listed the others to include Osborne Road, Ijora Olopa by LAWMA Bus Stop, Iddo to Oyingbo, Apapa Road – Costain to Oyingbo, Abeokuta Road, Oko-Oba-
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