The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says it has been responding to distress calls throughout the state with reports on flooding and flood damage in affected areas.
In a statement on Sunday by Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, Permanent Secretary, LASEMA, the agency reassured residents that it is on standby via its emergency lines 112/767 to respond.
“We are also urging Lagosians to avoid non-essential travel in areas that are most affected by flooding. Parents and Guardians are to keep their children and wards warm and dry to avoid secondary illnesses.
“This is an appeal to community leaders to use the public holidays to carry out some remedial clearing of blocked drainage. This will allow for the free flow of water and reduce the impact.
“On behalf of the Agency and other First Responders, we assure Lagosians that the administration of Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu is poised to assist all those dealing with flood damage.
“We can be reached on emergency lines and also directly on 0806 090 7333,” LASEMA’s statement reads.