LAGOS STARTS TO EVACUATE DRAINAGES TO AVERT FLOOD

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To avert flooding on highways, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, on Sunday said that the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing had begun cleaning of drains.

Kuti told newsmen in Lagos that desilting of drains had begun in Ijora and evacuation of drainage channels on highways across Lagos would commence soon.

“Cleaning drains on highways are things we are doing very soon before the commencement of the rains. Watch out for us.

“Of course, for us to enjoy the rainy season, we need to ensure that some of these areas as we have identified are opened up for proper drainage,” he said.

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Speaking on the Alaka Bridge project, Kuti said that expansion joints were being replaced. “It is the maintenance work we are carrying out on the Alaka Bridge because the maintenance work requires the replacement of some expansion joints that are bad, about eight of them.

“We have already completed the entire milling and resurfacing of that stretch of the Alaka Bridge even towards the Ijora end some of those silted drains have been cleared.

“Other works include the replacement of those hand rails, those guard rails will be replaced, some manhole covers will be provided to replace those vandalised,” he said.

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