Red Cross warns Lagosians ahead of heavy rains

By The Citizen

Nigerian Red Cross Society, Lagos State branch has called on Lagosians to take proactive measures to avert flooding especially now that the rainy season is gathering momentum.

At a one-day event on flood mitigation campaign which took place at St. Paul's detachment, Mushin, the organisation warned residents to desist from disposing refuse in unathorised places, building on water ways, allowing children to walk during heavy rains and blockage of drainage.

Programme Coordinator for Mushin Zone, Mr. Sunday Adeneye, said the event was necessary to sensitise residents on  disasters associated with rainy season so that they are not caught unawares.

At the occasion which was used to decorate Mushin local government C.D.C. Chairman,  Alhaji Rasheed Abolade, as the patron of the association, principal environmental health officer of the  local government, Sanitarian Yemitan Adedayo, urged government to checkmate the influx of people into Lagos metropolis to prevent overcrowding.