Heavy rain: Man rides canoe on Ahmadu Bello Way as LASG cautions residents

Heavy rain: Man rides canoe on Ahmadu Bello Way as LASG cautions residents

Saturday, July 8, 2017 6:44 pm

Flood in Victoria Island Lagos

There was heavy downpour today so much that a man, because of flood, rode a canoe on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. Other parts affected are Victoria Garden City, estates around Chevron and Lekki One.

Watch a man paddling a canoe on the flooded Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island in Lagos here: https://youtu.be/N7rxi-akzQ8

Meanwhile, the Lagos State government has once again called on residents to observe extreme caution on the roads as torrential rain persists across the state.

Flood in Lekki

Flood in Lekki

While assuring the general public of the heavy deployment of environmental sanitation officers and emergency rescue teams, especially in flood-prone areas of the State, the government urges residents to stay indoors, either at home or in their places of work, whenever there is heavy downpour, except when the need to commute becomes necessary.

Warning that heavy downpour is expected for a few more weeks, the government solicits the support of citizens to desist from dumping refuse in the canals and gutters and observe safe and hygienic conducts at all times in order to reduce the effect of temporary flooding being recorded in some areas.

The government also urges residents to make use of emergency numbers in case of dire situations.

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