The flooding issues which have become a nightmare for the residents of Ewesu, Macaulay and Selewu axis in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, may soon be a thing of the past going by the revelation by the Council Chairman, Builder Sesan Daini.
Builder Daini had, on Monday, April 12, 2012, revealed that the Governor of the State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, has approved the construction of drainages in the affected axis to channel the floods.
He said this during a briefing on the activities of his administration since 2017, held at the Council Secretariat.
“One of the most flood prone areas in Ikorodu Division is Ewesu, Macaulay and Selewu axis of Ikorodu Division and we have contacted the Ministry of Environment who have visited the axis and I am glad to inform you that the Governor has approved a full re-channelisation and construction of drainages along that axis”, he said.
He said that notices have been served on properties that are built on the waterways for removal, adding that the construction of the drainages will permanently resolve the flooding problems in that axis.
“This will equally come with demolition of houses that are built on wetlands and waterways. Our people should be ready and we have served notice for the removal of part or complete structures that will be affected.
“At the end of the construction of the drainages, we would have a permanent solution to the flooding around this axis”.
While speaking on his administration’s impact on environment, Builder Daini listed dredging of canals in Igbogbo, Ibeshe, Selewu, and Agunfoye and Environmental Sanitation Exercise of the cleaning of the identified black spots by the Executive Chairman, tagged “Keep Igbogbo/Bayeku Clean or Leave”.
He also listed Campaign against hawkers aimed at ensuring that street traders vacate road side to avert the regular gridlock at Igbogbo, Distribution of relief materials to flood victims at Esteem CDA Unity Estate, Igbogbo, and sensitization and creation of awareness on waste refuse management and inauguration of environmental sanitation committee.
Speaking on the ditch at Ojota junction along Oba Omolaja road, lgbogbo, which had once been fenced using a wire to avert tragedy but which has been removed, Hon. Daini informed journalists and stakeholders at the parley that the Council Engineer has been directed to replace the wire and ensure that the place, which he called ‘death trap’, is safe and secure for pedestrians and motorists.