Flooding: You Are Only Passionate About Demolition

Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate for Lagos state in the 2023 General election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV), has responded to a sarcastic comment from the state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab.

Naija News reports that last week, GRV while reacting to the flooding in the state, took to his social media account to call out the state government.

Gbadebo shared a video of a canal in Lekki Phase 1 covered with weeds.

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He wondered if it was the responsibility of the citizens to clear the canal for the easy flow of rainwater or the government.

Here is a Canal in Lekki overgrown with weeds that disrupts the free flow of water. As i always say, It is far easier to clear canals than it is to demolish buildings.” he wrote

Wahab who appeared unbothered by GRV’s criticism, wrote, ‘’Eventually, you will be fine.’’

Responding to Wahab’s comment during an appearance on Arise TV, GRV stated that he is fine but Lagos isn’t.

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He argued that the state government cannot be passionate about demolition and fail to care about the welfare of its citizens.

The LP stalwart noted that the government are on ground when they want to demolish, but take to social media to speak when flood destroys the homes and cars of the people.

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’I am fine, but Lagos isn’t. We can’t have a government that is passionate about demolitions but lukewarm towards supporting citizens. They are on ground when it’s time to demolish but tweet when your houses and cars are destroyed by floods,’’ he said.

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