LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said an assessment of rainfall in Lagos between 1 and 15 May shows that 228 buildings and 336 families were impacted in various degrees.
Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Territorial Coordinator of NEMA Lagos, disclosed this in a statement on 15 April in Lagos.
Farinloye said that major occurrences of 1 and 15 May recorded serious wind/rain storms without any casualty or fatality but with attendant damages to public and private buildings.
He added that NEMA carried out an assessment of Agboyi one, Agboyi two, Agboyi three, and Odo Ogun communities in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State, which had about 130 houses either partially or fully affected, with about 228 families involved in the incident which occurred on 1 May.
According to him, the incident of 15 May affected about 98 buildings in Agege; Ifako Ijaye; Ikola, Isale Aboru and Oke Ishagun, located in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State with about 108 families affected.
He added that about 13 electric poles were affected in the areas.
Farinloye urged Nigerians to exercise utmost restraint on their activities especially during working hours.
“Children must not be allowed to play outside or sent on errand hours before rainfall.
“School authorities must be protective and train the children to hide under their furnitures to protect them from the effect of falling objects.
“We must avoid taking refuge under temporary structures and trees,” Farinloye said.