See The Aftermath Of Today's Heavy Downpour In Lekki-Victoria Island Axis, Lagos (Photos)

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Residents of Lekki in Lagos State have cried out after their homes got flooded following a heavy downpour in the state.

Many parts of Lagos metropolis were locked down by traffic gridlock following a heavy rainfall today, perhaps the worst flood ever experienced in the Nigerian city of 30 million people.


The highbrow Lekki-Victoria Island axis was seriously affected with motorists spending up to six hours to escape the water-logged roads and expressway. Some homes in Victoria Garden City, estates around Chevron and Lekki One, were flooded.
 
A motorist said he spent four and half hours from Alausa in Ikeja to reach Alimosho, a journey usually not more than 45 minutes on the Lagos Mainland.


On the Lekki-Expressway, the entire road was water-logged and traffic moved at a terribly snail-speed. Ahmadu Bello in Victoria Island that houses the popular Galleria was literally forbidden to traffic as the flood water reached more than knee length.


Many motorists trapped in the Lekki-Ajah Road had to turn back, after many hours of being held in the slow traffic.

“It is really a bad day for us in Lagos”, said a lawyer. Also speaking, Amechi Isiekwena who lives in Lekki phase one said that he woke up this morning to discover that water has taken over his parlour.
 
He wrote: "This is the shock I got this morning. My parlour is flooded and this is directly linked to the blocked canals. @akinwunmiambode" on Instagram.







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ignis99 at 8-07-2017 06:18PM (2 years ago)
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The Almighty big man area, please government leave poor people areas for them stop the acquisition there, they also know what they are doing to remain safe.
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gogoman at 8-07-2017 06:47PM (2 years ago)
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fuccking GHETTO    Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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pricklong at 8-07-2017 07:29PM (2 years ago)
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This is terriable in highbrow area
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euwilliams at 8-07-2017 07:37PM (2 years ago)
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That is what you get when you are rich
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dareper at 8-07-2017 07:57PM (2 years ago)
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even the rich cry.
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Dramaking at 8-07-2017 07:59PM (2 years ago)
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Smh... Its time 2 bring in the Ark..
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tegonwa at 8-07-2017 08:25PM (2 years ago)
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Even flood steals into people's homes;sit comfortably on their sofas and take beautiful selfies.Wow but these environmental management agencies in Lagos are not doing their work.Very hopeless!
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osayan1 at 8-07-2017 08:40PM (2 years ago)
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Chaill,dis one seriouse ooo
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Markeve at 8-07-2017 10:33PM (2 years ago)
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Lagos will become river Niger one day.
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