Lagos resettles flood victims

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

LAGOS State Government has commenced the construction of a housing scheme in Agbowa, Epe Local Government Area, for the resettlement of victims of flood in Ajegunle, Ikorodu area of the state, following the receipt of N750 million ecological fund.

It would be recalled that Federal Government released N700 million ecology fund to Lagos State to find permanent solution to the menace of perennial flood as a result of Ogun-Oyo River overflow in Ajegunle area of Ikorodu,

Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello, who disclosed this yesterday, during the year 2013 ministerial briefing at Bagaulda Kalto Press Centre, said the construction of resettlement housing scheme was part of measures to mitigate the victims’ plight.

Responding to a question on how the ecological fund had been disbursed, Bello said the money was being spent judiciously and part of it had been spent on the housing scheme.

He said: “We should be very proud of the state government. Lagos has used that money effectively. The construction is ongoing at Agbowa area of Epe Local Government Area.”

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