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FG EXPLAINS FLOODING ON LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY, DIRECTS MORE PALLIATIVES BY CONTRACTOR

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The Federal Government Friday explained that the flooding on portions of

the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was caused by structures built on water

channels by some companies along the road even as it has directed the

contractor handling the flooded portion to provide more palliatives to

ameliorate the difficulties caused to motorists by the development.

In a statement explaining the cause of the flooding at a portion of the

road opposite the Mountain Top University (MFM) in Ogun State where

construction is currently ongoing, the Government said the structures

blocking the channels include those built by Hi-Impact Hotel and Parks and

Buildwell Plants and Equipment Company as well as various Warehouses.

It said the flooding at the portion became severe because the various

structures built along the road had blocked the water channels through

which runoffs were to flow away from the road adding that the water

retention spot of the whole area had been blocked off by building on the

wet zones.
The Statement signed by Special Adviser, Communications to the Minister,

Hakeem Bello explained that these locations which are now built up, were

the drainage basins where surface runoff was directed when the road was

built about 40 years ago.
According to theĀ  Statement, the flooding has also been accentuated by the

fact that some of the communities in the area discharge their runoffs to

the road where drains are yet to be provided adding that the rains have

also been unusually heavy in the past few days, thereby undermining the

palliative efforts recently done by the contractor.

Meanwhile, the contractor has been directed by the Minister of Power,Works

and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN to carry out more palliative works

to reduce the effect of the flooding while appealing for patience and

understanding among motorists and other road usersĀ  as rehabilitation and

reconstruction work on the Expressway progresses.
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