Lagos Assembly Summons Commissioner Over Flood

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa

By Victor Ernest with agency report

Lagos House of Assembly on Monday summoned the Commissioner for Environment, Babatunde Adejare, to appear before it on Tuesday over the massive flooding on Saturday.

The flood had affected major parts of the state, especially Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikoyi and Lagos Island.

The House said it has become necessary for the commissioner and his team to brief the House on efforts the ministry was making towards addressing the problem.

The resolution followed a motion moved by Gbolahan Yishawu, the Chairman House Committee on Waterfronts Infrastructures.

 Perennial rainfall

The motion, which was against flooding in the state, was co-sponsored by 10 other lawmakers.

Yishawu said: ”increase in perennial rainfall has wreaked havoc in many states, particularly in Lagos.

”The downpour and thunderstorms over the weeks have left hundreds homeless with massive loss of business, incomes.

”It has also caused damage to properties and loss of lives. Major roads have been flooded, especially around Ajah, Lekki, Victoria Island and Ikoyi areas of the state.”

The lawmakers took turns to support the motion.

The Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni, to write and invite the commissioner and his team.

The House adjourned its plenary until July 11.

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