Oba Ogunnusi Road: LASG Begins Work To Resolve Flooding

Oba Ogunnusi Road: LASG Begins Work To Resolve Flooding The Lagos State Government, on Saturday, announced its resolve to permanently address the challenge of perennial flooding on Oba Ogunnusi Road, opposite Mobil, Ikeja, with the commencement of contract work on a parallel drain on Acme Road, Ikeja.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, the contract work will start in the first week of December after the cessation of the rains.

Bello explained that the new contract is for the construction of a parallel drain along Acme Road, also in Ikeja, that would take away flood from Oba Ogunnusi.

According to him, the parallel drain along Acme Road will cut across Metal Box Road and share the flow at the point to rapidly remove the flood water and discharge into System I (Odo Iya Alaro) Vori Close.

He added that the contractor handling the Acme Road parallel drainage project had just concluded the preliminary work, prior to his mobilisation to the site for the commencement of work by the first week of December.

The Commissioner recalled that the flooding of Oba Ogunnusi Road in front of Mobil petrol station has been a recurring problem within the Ikeja Local Government Area of the State for quite a while.

“The State Government had also constructed several drainages within the area such as the conduit drainage along WEMCO Road that discharges into Agidingbi gorge and drainage along Metal Box/Acme Road that discharges into Awolowo Way gorge”, Bello stated.

He reiterated the need to finally address the flooding challenge at Oba Ogunnusi Road and its effect on residents and motorists, adding that several palliative measures led to the award of the new contract for the construction of a parallel channel along Acme Road to take off excess water from Oba Ogunnusi Road.

Bello maintained that it would be a matter of time before permanent relief comes to residents and motorists who wade through the flood on Oba Ogunnusi Road whenever it rains.

He stated that the parallel channel construction work at Acme Road is just one of the several projects which the State Government under the leadership of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has awarded to address perennial flooding issues in identified areas.

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