- Again, floods have engulfed large areas in Lagos state, even sweeping away moving vehicles, also causing traffic
- This is when three occupants inside vehicles in the Agege area of the state were flushed into a sewer
- Meanwhile, rescue operations are underway by NEMA and LASEMA officials and firefighters
On Saturday 9 July, major flooding in Lagos wreaked havoc on residents of Orile-Agege and swept away moving vehicles away their occupants, Daily Confidence Reports.
The occupants – three in each of the vehicles – were traveling down Fatoki Street in Agege when the flood washed them down a drain.
The residents concerned
Two residents of Orile-Agege have also been declared missing, while four from the incident, The Punch added the report.
Rescuers from both the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) as well as the Firefighters were still searching for the two missing persons at the time of this report.
NEMA Southwest Public Relations Officer Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the unfortunate incident and said rescue workers were on the scene .
Meanwhile, photos and videos of this development have been doing the rounds on the internet as Nigerians, particularly Lagos residents, demand answers from concerned authorities and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu .
A video of this development was shared online on Twitter by the Daily Trust.
Small businesses lose their daily s income, employment opportunities from Lagos flood
The rainy season is upon us and small businesses are dying It has come to an end in the last two months, and one of the of One of the victims of the downpour is Oluwatola Oyeyemi.
Oyeyemi operates an agency banking/POS business as well as paint production under her family business De Assurance in Ikorodu, Lagos region.
Before the rainy season, she estimates over N260,000 monthly from the POS business, as the daily turnover is around N12,000, the young entrepreneur told Legit.ng.
Soda prices rise after rainy season
Some retailers said Nigerians should prepare as soft drink prices will rise after rainy season as merchants increase fees be.
This comes after the Ges nigerian publishers have questioned the Federal Inland Revenue Service as to why the soft drinks are not taxed.