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You’re Active With Demolition But No Emergency Plan For Flooding – Rhodes-Vivour Knocks Sanwo-Olu’s Govt

The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the 2023 election in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has slammed the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for not being proactive on flood management.

Naija News reports that Rhodes-Vivour, in an interview on Channels TV programme on Thursday, reacted to the flash flood which ravaged several areas in the state on Wednesday.

Recall that Lagos witnessed flooding on Wednesday amid heavy rainfall, rendering many roads almost impassable, causing gridlock and discomfort for commuters.

Rhodes-Vivour urged the government to initiate wetland protection policies to mitigate and manage the impact of annual floods.

He noted that the State Government is very proactive with demolitions of properties but lacks emergency response and protocol for floods.

He said, “What is more painful to me is that I see a government that is in your face and very active when it comes to demolition but you have this kind of flood, and you don’t see any emergency response or protocol.

“We are not seeing men on the ground. We are not seeing intelligence being given out early: ‘avoid these routes.’ There were no diversions.

“I don’t feel a sense of ‘I told you so.’ Anybody who loves Lagos well enough and has looked at the history of Lagos would see these things way before they happen.”

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