Lagos Suspends Traffic Diversion On 3rd Mainland Bridge As Flood Sacks Residents


Residents of Agege area of Lagos State have called on the state and local governments to come to their aid as they battle flooding from the heavy downpour of rain witnessed in the state on Saturday.


This is as the Lagos State government has announced the postponement of the planned palliative works on the failed sections of the Third Mainland Bridge, which was scheduled for two Sundays, September 17 and 24, 2023, respectively.


LEADERSHIP observed that many people have been adversely affected by the rainfall that has lasted for over eight hours as of the time of filing this report Saturday afternoon.


As the rain has continued unabated, there was great fear that many people may face the risk of losing their lives and property.


Commenting on the flooding, the Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mustapha Habib Ahmed, said he has ordered the immediate release of relief materials to the people who have taken refuge in four churches in the…

Source: Leadership Newspaper