Famous Nollywood actress turned politician, Funke Akindele, expresses concern concerning the rising problem of flood in Lagos State.
The State Government had flagged some components of the state as a pink zone vulnerable to flood.
In a prolonged put up through Instagram, the aspiring Lagos State deputy condemned the federal government for not asserting a state of emergency whereas additionally not stating an answer.
Funke Akindele additionally identified the vulnerability of riverine communities within the state that lack a primary drainage system.
In a put up, she wrote; “After speaking with people in several wards across the state, I feel compelled to share my concern about the safety of Lagosians in all areas of the state. The Lagos state government put out a flood warning for several parts of the state but it is yet to announce a state of emergency or share a detailed response plan in the event that flooding endangers the lives of citizens,” Funke Akindele acknowledged.
“The indisputable fact that Lagos state has not declared a state of emergency, particularly within the riverine communities, is extraordinarily irresponsible & places so many Lagosians in danger. Our riverine communities would not have useful gutters, flood canals constructed to channel flood water are full of silt & blocked by refuse and our water methods are overrun by water hyacinths. It is a catastrophe ready to occur.
“While campaigning is essential, securing the lives and properties of Lagosians takes priority. In gentle of the current flooding in different components of the nation and the advance warning delivered by the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NMA), it’s crucial that the Lagos state authorities ensures that residents are protected by declaring an ecological state of emergency.
“I might advise the state authorities to redirect its businesses, LASTMA and LAWMA to deal with unclogging the most important flood canals so rainwater will be safely redirected out of the town & quickly relocate residents already displaced by the flooding in components of the state till the flood waters disperse and work to decongest drainage channels in all densely populated areas earlier than we face one other flood catastrophe.
“Emergency numbers should be broadcasted on all state media channels, citizens should be educated on present emergency protocols and encouraged to report any missing persons or damage to properties. We cannot in good faith ask our citizens to care about elections when their lives are at risk. I strongly urge Governor Sanwoolu and the Lagos state government to intervene and mitigate a potential tragedy. JAFUN-EKO, JanFun Eto e…”
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