The President of the Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA), Olorogun James Emadoye, has appealed to the Lagos State Government to adopt proper physical and urban planning measures to tackle the environmental challenges in Lekki and surrounding communities.

One of those challenges is flooding.

Emadoye made the call while speaking at a recent meeting convened by the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, for the review of the Lekki Masterplan developed by the Lagos State Government.

In his address, Emadoye observed that the Lekki community does not have adequate infrastructure to accommodate the rising number of businesses, residents and properties in the axis.

He blamed frequent sea dredging and land reclamation activities in various parts of the island for the worsening flood challenge in Lekki and stressed the need for strict regulations by the state government to tackle the issue.

While reiterating the association’s commitment to partnering with the State Government for the development of communities in the Eti-Osa / Ibeju Lekki axis, Emadoye appealed to the Lagos State Government to intervene and regulate the indiscriminate demolition of structures and sealing of premises in the Lekki environs.