By Yusuf Olawale
Several video footage which surfaced online from members of the public and passersby showed how floods have overtaken properties and businesses in Lagos Island.
An unceasing rain that lasted for more than 7 hours and counting has engulfed properties including cars, businesses, and houses in Marina, Victoria Island, and the Lekki area of Lagos Island.
A video released from one of the engineers in the Lekki area simply identified as Segun stated how flood overtook the Gbangbala area of Lekki and its environs. Mr. Segun recounted how the drains were filled up with waters from the unrelenting downpour. Due to the lack of capacity of the drains, and overflow was inevitable
The cause of the overflow is however unconnected to the poor nature of the drains in the area.
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No doubt, today stands to be a tough day for business owners and motorists in Lagos Island. Business in the area has vacated their shops, while cars parked at mechanic shops have been swamped by waters from the downpour.
It is expected that the State Government will swing into swift action to hinder further disruption of businesses and the peace of residents on the Island.
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