Lagos – The Lagos state government yesterday warned residents of the state, especially those living on the banks of the Ogun River, to move to higher altitudes.
The state government has also directed property owners and developers not to begin physical development without following the processes and procedures established by the government to provide habitable structures statewide. .
On the banks of the Ogun River, Environment and Water Resources Commissioner Tunji He Bero, Commissioner of the Environment and Water Resources Commission, issued an emergency alert, stressing the need for local residents to be vigilant.
Bello said the situation could be further aggravated by the release of water from the Oyang Dam by Osun River Basin Development Authority administrators, who raised water levels in the lagoon.
He listed areas likely to be affected:
Ketu, Alapere, Agric, Owode Onirin, Ajegunle, Alagbole, Kara, Isheri Olowora, Araromi Otun Orisha Municipality, Agiliti, Maidan, Mile 12, Odo Ogun, Owode Elede, Agboyi 1, Agboyi II, Agboyi III. He said:
“The state government is also working with the Ogun Oshun River Basin Development Authority to minimize the negative impacts of water discharge from the dam on residents.”