Lagos Issues Flood Alert

By Femi Akinola, Lagos

The Lagos State government yesterday alerted residents of coastal and low level areas of the state to relocate to high areas to avoid impending heavy floods.

The government said the warning followed the outcome of the recent flood management stakeholders meeting organised by the Federal Ministry of Environment in Abuja.

A statement from the state Ministry of Environment signed by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Oluwatoyin Onisarotu, said the possible flooding is a consequence of the release of water from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon.