Flood Threatens Residents To Vacate Victoria Island

Flood Threatens Residents To Vacate Victoria Island

Many offices and residents of Ahmadu Bello way Victoria Island, Lagos has been forced to vacate their premises as an unprecedented flood takes over the environment.

The Lagos State Police Command has temporarily closed the road for human and vehicular movements due to threat by heavy flood.

The road has been flooded due to continuous downpour experienced in the state since three days ago.

The command’s spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, disclosed that the second link-road to the Island coming from Lagos mainland was unsafe for motorists.

He said that the flood has caused traffic gridlock in parts of Victoria Island and its environs and advised motorist plying Ahmadu Bello Way and other areas prone to flood to take alternative routes approved by traffic officials.

Mr Mahmud Hassan, the Public Affairs Officer, Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA), told NAN that their men have been on ground since morning ensuring that road users use alternative routes provided.

Mr Tosin Olalere, who resides at Abraham Adesanya Estate near Victoria Island, told NAN that he has been in his house since Wednesday due to the continuous rain.

“There has been no vehicular movements since Wednesday July 5, till now.

“People in my community have resulted to trekking or using canoe to move about.

“Some people have even started moving out of the community because of the flood which destroyed their properties,’’ Olalere said.

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