Flooding in Badagry: MHR Sesi visits affected communities, promises proactive measures | News Proof



Flooding in Badagry: MHR Sesi visits affected communities, promises proactive measures

By Dansu Peter 

Following heavy rain downfall yesterday in Badagry that led to many communities being ravaged by flooding, Hon. Sesi Oluwaseun Whingan, the Member of the House of Representatives of Badagry Federal Constituency, made a visit to some of the communities affected today, September 17, 2023.

According to the MHR, he said he was at the communities to get first-hand information about the spate of flooding and assess the level of damage done to the people.

Addressing some constituents who were gathered to welcome him during the inspection at the Angel Gabriel bus stop, Mowo-Ikoga Road, Hon. Sesi disclosed that he would make a follow-up visit to the Lagos State Governor by tomorrow, September 18, 2023, following the previous one he made, where he urged for the state's government intervention. He said the state in which he found the road now is so devastating that it is beyond any form of palliative care and requires a total reconstruction. He mentioned that though his foundation, the Sesi Whingan Foundation, had in the past made several palliative efforts on that portion of the road, among others, to ease the mobility of the users, the level of damage as a result of the flooding he witnessed today is beyond a mere palliative.

Hon. Sesi also mentioned that he would also take a step further by going to the Lagos State Ministry of Environment to urge them to come to the rescue of the affected communities across Badagry Federal Constituency and open some existing drainage canals and, if possible, create additional canals that will ensure the free flow of floodwater.

The affected communities visited by the MHR are: Mowo-Ikoga road, at Angel Gabriel bus stop; low-cost housing estate and canal at Santa Maria School, Torikoh; blocked canal at Oko-Tipper; by Anospat Petrol Station; and Mowo-Erekiti road, among others.

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