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Flood Overruns Alpha Beach Area of Lekki – PHOTOS



Residents of the Alpha Beach area of Lekki are expressing frustration at the flood situation currently plaguing the region.

Several sources state that it is a recurring problem, and a solution is yet to be found.

A resident in the area recently took to Nairaland to share thoughts and photos about the issue:

“Residents and villagers of Alpha Beach area of Lekki are currently battling flood. This is a yearly reoccurance and this years is the worst it has been. Houses are being submerged in water, people are made homeless and cars are stranded.

Year after year residents in this environment cry to the Government for help but it keeps occurring. All the businesses on the beach are now under water and are currently unemployed. A country as strong as Nigeria yet we cannot handle the annual flood crisis. Billions of dollars are spent on the Eko Atlantic City all in the name of a Mega City or is it luxurious living yet the poor are suffering.

I hope the office oqf the Governor of Lagos sees this or better still The President sees this. This is not change, nothing has changed, we need change, we want change”

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Photo Credit: Nairaland


  1. Myself

    September 30, 2015 at 11:52 am

    The flooding issue in Lagos especially on the Island no b small tin sha, the funny thing is that people would still use millions to purchase or even rent a tiny apartment with all the flooding wahala, just to keep up with their FAKE standard of living. This is equivalent to building and owning your own house on the mainland, the craze is just too much sha. And also, the Lagos government is not helping matters at all, by sand filling all the whole beaches and selling them at exorbitant prices to extravagant human beings with looted public funds..FYI, you can never cheat NATURE. God bless Nigeria

  2. coke

    September 30, 2015 at 11:53 am

    You want change? relocate and live elsewhere.
    The president cant promise you a tomorrow if u chose to pitch your tent in front of the Atlantic ocean.

    • Tee

      September 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Poverty mentality, why the hate ? like floods don’t happen all around lagos. Even on the mainland.

  3. Wale

    September 30, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Lekki is a peninsula. It is humans that are encroaching on nature. There is no solution to the flooding in Lekki area of lagos. With global warming the sea will increase in volume and the entire area will sooner or later be overwhelmed by water. There is absolutely nothing the government can do. I feel sorry for those who continue to pump money or build in Lekki. A temporary solution might be to build a seawall, all around the perimeter of the peninsula- I don’t see how that will be economically viable in a unique State like Lagos with teeming population and ever increasing tight budget. Nigerians sometimes do not want to accept the bitter truth. Lekki should have been left as a tourist destination city with fine beaches etc, not a sprawling over congested unplanned city. One day the Okun will reclaim what rightfully belongs to her and it will wipe out everything on the peninsula.

    • nene

      September 30, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      gbam. best comment ever. i miss the days i used to go to the beaches on the island.

    • Well...

      September 30, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      What is all these talk that there is nothing that can be done about it? Lagos is not the only city in the world surrounded by water o, there are whole countries that are islands, there must be a way they survive, and keep flooding at bay. I think the larger problem is lack of urban planning and necessary infrastructure. So yes, there is much the government can do and no i do not live in Lekki

  4. miss Pynk

    September 30, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Sorry to the residents, but nature cannot really be manipulated. One can only hope that this eko atlanyic doesnt end up in the ocean due to our lack of a proper maintenance culture.

  5. Aduke

    September 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    They should stop complaining, most of them know how those areas are before they start building. But they go ahead to sand fill and build houses there. You can’t push water , they should know that. They should Pele oooo

  6. Mo

    September 30, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I live on this road, and I didn’t see this in the morning o, must be people living very close to the beach or smthn.

  7. SWAGG1

    October 1, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Thats what you get for poor planning of a place. Stupid leaders wanting to create affuluent areas with poor drainage /enviromental plan. God help you people residing there when Tsunami hits, that entire Lekki, VGC and Victoria etc will wash into atlantic ocean. Its a matter of time, that place is a disaster waiting to happen.

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