Lagos State Government on Tuesday asked residents of lowland areas, such as Agboyi Ketu and Ajegunle, to relocate from their houses due to the heavy rain expected in the coming months.
The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources,. Tunji Bello, stated this during a briefing at Alausa, Ikeja.
He said the relocation would forestall loss of lives and damage to properties that could result from the rain, which would intensify in August and September.
Bello also warned people living along the plains of the Ogun River, saying they must be on the alert as the Ogun Osun River Basin Authority would soon commence seasonal release of the Oyan River Dam.
He stressed that the controlled water release was due to a weather forecast and the continuous heavy downpours.