-2.1 C
New York City
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Home NEWS Nigeria Lagos flood: Police block Ahmadu Bello Way

Lagos flood: Police block Ahmadu Bello Way

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]n unprecedented flood has taken over the entire Ahmadu Bello way in Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, forcing some residents and commercial offices to  unceremoniously vacate their premises.

The Lagos State Police Command has temporarily closed the road for human and vehicular movements due to threat by heavy flood.

The  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island, Lagos has been flooded due to continuous down pour experienced in the state since three days ago.

The command’s spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, told NAN that the second link-road to the Island coming from Lagos mainland was unsafe for  motorists.

Famous-Cole said that the down pour in the state has caused flood making other roads on the Island unsafe.

He said that the flood has caused traffic gridlock in parts of Victoria Island and its environs and advised motorist plying Ahmadu Bello Way and other areas prone to flood to take alternative routes approved by traffic officials.

Another view of flooded Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island in Lagos

“The flood in the area has caused us to temporarily block Ahmadu Bello Way for safety of motorists.

“We want the public to know that the relevant traffic and security agencies are on ground to flush out the drains and secure road users in the state,’’ Famous-Cole said.

Mr Mahmud Hassan, the Public Affairs Officer, Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA), told NAN that their men have been on ground since morning ensuring that road users use alternative routes provided.

He said that the flood has caused hardship to road users and people living in the area.

Mr Tosin Olalere, who resides at Abraham Adesanya Estate near Victoria Island, told NAN that he has been in his house since Wednesday due to the continuous rain.

“There has been no vehicular movements since Wednesday July 5, till now.

“People in my community have resulted to trekking or using canoe to move about.

“Some people have even started moving out of the community because of the flood which destroyed their properties,’’ Olalere said.

Similarly, some soldiers, who are residing in the Bonny Cantonment, told NAN that a significant number of residents have been forced to vacate their homes.

Some passengers in a commercial bus from mainland to Island in Lagos also complained of outrageous amount they paid to get to Victoria Island due to the flood on Ahmadu Bello Way.

Most Popular

Volkswagen CEO to Present Software ‘Reality Check’ To Board

Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) CEO will outline a new software and vehicle platform strategy to the carmaker's supervisory board on Dec. 15 as he tries to...

Toyota Set for 2023 Dakar Rally With Three-Car Team

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is set to take on the 2023 Dakar Rally with a three-car team early in January. The defending champions, Nasser Al-Attiyah and...

New Fully Electric Volvo C40 Recharge Heads for South Africa

The new fully electric C40 Recharge is scheduled to join Southern Africa’s range of electrified vehicles in the first half of 2023. Offering many of...

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Wins Car of the Year Award

The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 has earned Esquire’s Car of the Year this month, adding another coveted award to its growing trophy case. Every year, Esquire editors drive and...
%d bloggers like this: