By James Ezema
Residents of mile 2 Estate in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, may be relocated by Lagos State Government to enable it sand fill the area and construct a new estate there. This is to tackle the problem of perennial flooding of the area.
This is coming even as the local government has been appoint head of all local councils in Africa to advocate for friendly climate conditions across the continent.
The executive chairman of Amuwo Odofin local government, Comrade Adewale, disclosed this in a chat with Vanguard Environment Watch during the visit of Senate Committee on industry to Femro 3 Nigeria Limited’s ultra modern textile factory in Satellite Town, Lagos.
While speaking on efforts of the council in de-flooding the area, he said: “We have been able to achieve zero flooding in the local government apart from some areas of Mile 2 low cost housing estate. When the estate was founded the place was not well sand filled and the resultant effect is what you are seeing now.
But the Lagos state government has a blue print to solving the problem. One is to de-flood the area from the NNPC end and the Mile 2-Badagry express end.
Work is ongoing there. But the finality of it is that we have to relocate those people, land fill the area and construct a new estate. All these are put into focus”, Comrade Adewale disclosed.
In the wake of preparations for the 16th edition of the United Nations global on Conference on climate change otherwise known as Conference of Parties, (COP 16) scheduled for November 29 to December 10, 2010, the local government has been recognized by the federal government as the most climate change-friendly local government among the country’s 774.