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Lagos govt relocates people from Atlantic water front as strong Ocean surge hits coastline
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By Staff Reporter
August 18, 2012 19:05:00pm GMT      |      Views: 505
Flood in Lagos

WorldStage Newsonline-- Following seven days of high waves accompanied by a strong Ocean surge which hit the country’s coastline with Lagos being among the worst hit due to its location, the State Government on Saturday ordered the immediate evacuation of the State’s Waterfront.

The State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Prince Segun Oniru who disclosed this said the process has started with the immediate evacuation of the Kuramo Beach to make way for movement of sand into the area.

This action, the Commissioner explained, had to be taken immediately to avert the disaster of the Atlantic joining the Kuramo Waters and subsequently the Lagoon.

The Commissioner who explained that the State Is getting the extreme of this weather condition due to the location of Lagos State, noted that other Coastal waterfront areas badly affected from which people would be expected to move include Badagry and Ojo Waterfront areas, Bar Beach, Kuramo Beach, Goshen Estate, Maiyegun and Alpha Beach.

He added that the State emergency services have already been mobilized to continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly. He urged everyone to remain calm.

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