With the rainy season fast approaching and given the perenial flooding in Lagos,especially in settlements along the coastline, consultants and town planners have called on the state government to revisit its drainage masterplan put in place a few years ago.
However, three year ago, the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment developed a drainage master plan as part of proactive measures to tackle the menace of flooding in the entire state. The plan was in partnership with Dar Al-Handasah Consultants, with headquarters in Beirut.
The government embarked on the project to eliminate flooding in the state, especially with global climate change and its ravaging impact being witnessed across the globe. Besides, it was also as a reaction to the heavy rainfalls witnessed in recent years, which is an indication that some areas in the state may be submerged by flood if drastic measures were not put in place. Hence, the need for a well planned storm water drainage system to eliminate flooding and improve the efficiency of the land use. Read more