Residents of Festac Extension, Mile 2 are worried about a waterlogged area of the community that has existed for eleven years.
Although they mentioned that the Lagos State Government started working on the drainage system in November 2021, the process has been slower than expected.
Mr. Eniola Odonnu, one of the residents said he was unhappy about the waterlogged area.
He commended the State Government for embarking on the project, but pleaded for the need to make his community the conducive environment it used to be.
Mr. Odonnu took our correspondent on a tour of the area to see the drainage system that was being built.
It was observed that the waterlogged area could have served as a parking lot for residents or a playground for children, as kids were seen playing on the balconies of their homes.
It was also noted that residents conduct businesses besides the waterlogged area and use the sidewalk to get to their homes and shops.
According to Mr. Odonnu, the drainage behind block 52 is expected to connect with the drainage system currently being built in Zone A, which will aid the flow of water.
“We hope this drainage system will be taken care of soon because it is shameful,” Mr. Odonnu said.
Mr. Peter Lamai, the Chairman of Festac Extension, Mile 2, said progress is being made and in a month’s time, the project should be completed.
Mr. Lamai was commended by residents for his contributions to ensuring the waterlogged area gets the attention of the Lagos state government.
No staff of Civic Hydro Reliance Ltd, the company working on the drainage was available to speak on the issue.