See How Mammoth Debris From Flooded Surulere Got Evacuated Within Hours

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The Lagos State Government has applauded for the swift action in evacuating flood debris in Akobi Crescent, Surulere area of the state.

The debris elicited concern from Lagosians who took to their social media handle to express their apprehension. However, within a few hours after the incident happened, officials of Lagos State Government and Visionscape, a globally acclaimed environmental utility group, moved their heavy-duty equipment to the flash point and quickly evacuated the tons of debris from the area.

Impressed by the quick response, many residents of the state took to their social media handle to show their appreciation.

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See before and after photos below:

Surulere Flood after

Surulere Flood before

Toyin Olufemi Bawaallah said on Facebook after watching the video of the cleanup exercise, “Good job. I am familiar with the area…..”

Another respondent, Azuka Jebose said, “Great rapid response by you guys. Governance is a two-way street. The government must meet its responsibility to the people. We the people must also meet ours the govt. Our mindset should change toward our involvement in cleaner society or environment. The earth does not belong to us. We belong to it. Our civic responsibilities to help the government to help us cannot be overemphasized. So next time you drink pure water sachet or bottle, discard wastes purposefully. We must help the government to help us. Thanks for the rapid response”.

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In his response, Alexis Onome-Egborge said, “Great to see the work is being done.”

In her comment on twitter, a lady, Victoria simply said, “Thanks to @AkinwunmiAmbode and Visionscape. Our streets are clean again, while Mayowa Balogun, also on twitter said, what happened (has) happened but I am happy with the response by the government.

The Lagos State Government said that working in conjunction with Visionscape, it has intensified activities aimed at clearing refuse from all illegal dump sites spread across the State in a special process tagged ‘Operation Deep Clean’.


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