Lagos State Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday said that it was prepared for any emergency arising from flooding in the state.
LASEMA General Manager, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, gave the assurance during an interview in Lagos.
He said the state had scaled through the heavy rains without experiencing serious flooding, due to the early preparations and the measures put in place to combat it.
“We are prepared for emergencies as we’ve learnt from the past to prepare for the future.
“The agency has put in place adequate measures to reduce the incidence of flood.
“We have ensured continuous dredging of canals, construction of new primary, secondary and tertiary canals.
“Our preparedness has yielded results.
“Lagos State is not experiencing flooding, in spite of the fact that we are in the coastal region,” he said.
He said that LASEMA was working with engineers in all the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas, to mitigate the effect of the flood.
Oke-Osanyintolu, however, advised Lagos residents to desist from blocking canals with refuse.
He asked them to contact the residential engineers at their respective local governments, for any flooding.