Lagos state House of Assembly has appealed for more drainages channels to combat the issue of flood. The motion came up at the plenary, following a motion moved by Hon. Mojeed under a matter of urgent public importance over occurrence of flood at Awoyaya, Bogije in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government area of Lagos State.
Hon. Mojeed blamed the flooding of the communities on effect of dredging by some dredging companies. Lagos Assembly therefore called on necessary ministries to take action on the dredging companies.
In the same vein, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, representing Somolu Constituency, disclosed that Lagos State has announced heavy rainfall this year. He therefore appealed to Ministry of Environment to look into the environmental impact of the dredging companies. He advised that people should clear their gutters while calling on the Ministry of Environment to do the needful. Also, Hon. Saka Fafunmi appealed to Lagosians to take good care of their drainages and keep their environment clean.
In addition, the majority leader of Lagos Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade noted, “we are in a state that is concerned about the welfare of people’’. He disclosed that 46 cases of cholera out of which 6 people died were reported in Agege.
He therefore called on the Ministry of Health and Information to sensitise people and organize a stakeholder’s meeting. Agunbiade warned people not to patronize unhygienic food. In his own submission, Hon. Ogundimu stressed, “We should be proactive and be careful of what we eat.
While Hon. Moji implored the medical personnel to be proactive.
The speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudasiru Obasa urged the State Government to respond immediately to the outbreak of Cholera. Obasa said, “We should be proactive to do what is necessary. Health school should wade into the outbreak and medical personnel to take necessary action. Health officers should also be at alert.
However, Hon. Segun Olulade solicited for stakeholders’ meeting to address the issue of cholera and he added that, “Health officers should test food, ministry of health should also sensitize people.
Hon. Rotimi Olowo added, “There used to be sanitary inspectors, lack of neatness is the cause of Cholera”.