Danger: Lagos Govt Warns of Rising Sea Level

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SWITZERLAND, OCTOBER 21 – Lagos State Government has alerted residents on the rise of sea water level resulting in the inability of the lagoon to discharge water into the ocean, thereby causing backflow into the drainage channels.

According to the Commissioner for the Environment& Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, officials of the state are already working on different measures that would allow easy flow of water in the affected areas.

He added that the state Government is also in talks with the officials of the Ogun Osun River Basin Authority which is releasing water to do so gradually.

He explained that the rise in sea level has contributed to current flooding in many parts of the State because the lagoon can no longer discharge, which he said, is causing back flow into drainage outlets.

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