……As GM Office of Drainage names 51 primary, secondary, tertiary channels involved in first stage.

Respite will soon come the way of residents of the state against the menace of flooding as the Lagos State Government commences massive maintenance and clearing of major primary, secondary and tertiary drainage channels across the state.

According to a schedule of maintenance released on Monday by the General Manager, Office of Drainage services in the Ministry of Environment, Engineer Lekan Shodeinde, in the Ikeja division, some of the priority drains to be cleared in the first week are Omole/Jubilee Agiliti, Muri International Channel, system 1 channel consisting of Odo Iya Alaro from Ojota to Lagoon.

Other channels scheduled for maintenance in the ongoing exercise under Ikeja division are Elere Collector drain, Agege, Idimu road collector drain, Jimoh/Victoria/Shasha road collector drain, Gudugba collector drain, Agege Motor Road, (Mushin section), Kolawole Sebili/Falana collector drain.

Also planned for maintenance in the first week in the Lagos division are Durosinmi Etti channel, Admiralty, Lekki, System 4 channel (Tejuosho to Western Avenue), Fola Osibo channel, Point Road-Liverpool collector drain, Apapa, Simpson Ebute Elefun collector, Ojo Oniyun collector drain, Ojo-Oniyun just as Signal Barracks channel In Badagry will also be maintained in the first week of the exercise.

Engineer Shodeinde listed the drainage channels to be touched in the second week to include Oke Ijeun channel, Ojo, Abiodun Sadiku collector drain, old Akute road collector drain, Ikeja roundabout/Awolowo Way collector drain, Ikeja, Agege Motor Road collector(Ikeja section), Downstream  Alabi Owoyemi/Adeyiga/Awolowo Way collector drain, Oworonshoki, Jemtok/Kinoshi collector drain, Ago Palace Way, Isolo.

Other drain channels to be touched in the second week are Olusoji/Rashidi Akotun/Odugunwa collector drain in Bariga from the Shomolu division, NTA Agric collector in Ojo,  Aguda Ikate collector in Surulere division, Ladilak/Pelewura/Randle/Burma collector drain in the Lagos division and Norman Williams collector drain in Eti Osa division.

The areas listed by the General Manager, Office of Drainage services, for maintenance in the third week are from Badagry division, Adosoba channel, Akchapo collector, Adio Mumuni Badmus collector and Kehinde Eta Öko collector while in Ikeja division, slated to be touched are Bale Animashaun road collector drain, Alakuko road, Isheri Olowoora road drain, Awoyaya collector, Ibeju Lekki and Bogije collector both in Ibeju Lekki while from the Lagos division, the listed drainage channels are Carter Railway collector, Omodunni outfall collector, Admiralty road collector drain, Lekki and Mobil Estate Road collector drain, VGC.

Engineer Shodeinde listed 10 drainage channels to be touched in the fourth week of the on-going exercise across the five divisions of the state as Osa Iwerekun, Ibeju Lekki, Professor Agbalajobi collector in Epe, Owutu-Ishawo road, Epe division, Obafemi Awolowo road, Epe, Ikorodu division Igbogbo Solebo Ajewo channel, Church street and Ipaja road in the Ikeja division and Eric Moore road in the Lagos division.

He explained that what the Office of Drainage services is presently embarking upon is to gain traction with the contractor who is handling the major drainage channels since there is a subsisting contract for the maintenance.


Kunle Adeshina

Assistant director(Public Affairs)

July 29’ 2019