The Lagos State Government has alerted its residents on ocean surges in Lekki beaches , saying danger looms in the beaches and its environs .
General Manager Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA) Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who disclosed this to Newsmen noted that accidents and emergencies that occurs mostly during period such as this, is attributed to the nonchalant attitude and carelessness of the people during holiday celebration.
He warned Lagosians to be safety cautious and stay away from the affected areas especially, Lekki beach, Alpha beach and Elegushi Beach, urging fun seekers not to go near the beaches to avert disaster.
He added that the tidal waves began at 3am and lasted till 6am, saying a repeat of the wave may cause damages in the beaches environ.”For now, those residing along the shore should stay off. Those who are close to the sea can confirm that there times the tidal waves are on the increase but the truth is that scientifically things are changing. Climate change and other environmental factors.
“Those who leave in Lekki, Alpha and Elugushi Beaches and their environ should vacate the area now because of the likely of the surge which could lead to severe flooding,” the LASEMA official added.He urged parents and guardians to keep a close watch on the movement of their wards to relaxation and recreation areas, even as he warned motorists to be safety conscious while driving
Osanyintolu said the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Fire and Safety Service, Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Nigerian Police Force and all the other agencies that are important in the management of emergencies in the State have been put on red alert to secure and protect the lives and properties of the people leaving and doing business in the State.
He warned people who are in the habit of sending false alarm to the Emergency Call Centre and also through the social networks, thereby creating panic and unnecessary tension across the State to desist from doing so this holiday period.