By Albert Akpor

LAGOS – EXCEPT the Federal and state governments act fast, residential buildings and businesses along the Lagos coastline, worth billions of naira, may be washed-away by the surging Atlantic Ocean.

The fear is compounded by the recent surge which broke down drainage and walls, uprooted trees and washed away the vegetation along the sea shores. Residents of estates along the coastlines, like Goshen Estate, are presently apprehensive as some of them have already lost their buildings to the surging ocean.

Some residents are planning to relocate if relevant government agencies fail to address the ocean rage.

A resident of Goshen Estate, Mr. Gbenga Okunsanya, expressed fears that residential buildings, estates and businesses on the coastlines would be completely overwhelmed by the surge.

According to him, the surge has remained a seasonal occurrence, which normally occur twice or three times a year. He added that in 2009 residents of Goshen Estate went through a traumatic experience after the surge almost submerged buildings in the estate.


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