The Lekki Estate Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA), on Friday known as for concerted efforts by means of the Federal Government and stakeholders to address ordinary flooding within the locality for the duration of the rainy season.
The President of LERSA, Olorogun James Emadoye, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos at the want to tackle immobility, lack of lives and assets as a result of flooding in the vicinity.
Emadoye advised the authorities to utilise the ecological finances to offer help for Lekki and its occupants earlier than populace explosion and the flooding were given worse.
“The addressing hazard of flood and the consequent outcomes is the start of expertise if you live around this axis.
“The location has turn out to be one of the maximum populated regions of Lagos due to the influx of businesses, the ongoing refinery, new airport and deep sea ports, we need a good way to account for lives and belongings.
“If you consider, 3 years in the past, we had a state of affairs and before it receives to that level again.
“We are appealing that the authorities have to do something for Lagos out of the ecological funds because the assignment is without a doubt staring us inside the face.”
Emadoye implored the authorities to invest more within the improvement of the coastal roads and railways to minimise utilization of the single Lekki-Epe throughway.
He in addition counseled that as opposed to the non-stop tolling of the Lekki Epe Expressway, a brand new coastal street have to be constructed and tolled.
“Road transportation on my own can not serve Lagos and the country at massive.
“The avenue consists of all forms of heavy machineries and hundreds, as a result can’t remaining the period for which it turned into constructed.
“With rail, a single teach will be able to carry approximately a one thousand at a time and so the street turns into much less burdensome.
“Also, in place of tolling this road which was constructed by means of the Alhaji Lateef Jakande administration, a new coastal road need to be built and tolled instead,”
Emadoye advised citizens to look out for each other by means of calling the eye of the association and emergency services to blocked drainage along their residences.
“We should all be responsible, responsive and dedicated to the surroundings and to each other.
“Everybody need to contribute to make certain we avoid fundamental disaster on this area now that the rains are right here.
“LERSA has already installation an environment committee to address important troubles as the want arises,”
Emadoye commended the Lagos State authorities for its spark off response to emergency situations inside their limits and assets available.
He reiterated the association’s dedication to partnering with the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration in attaining its dreams at making Lekki and Lagos the mega town as deliberate.