IT’S UNSAFE TO PLAY ON OGUN RIVER, SAYS GOVT

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As the Kara Cattle Market end of the Ogun River dried up for good? No, says Lagos State Government, which yesterday warned that the river could “open up anytime with dire consequences.” A statement by the Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Adewale Akinsanya, an engineer, said it was dangerous for people to besiege the dry area as the flow of the river was still active beneath.

The river dried up last Saturday with water hyacinth sprouting all over the place. Since then, people have been besieging the place to see things for themselves. Yesterday, some motorists parked on the long bridge around the Ojodu-Berger junction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to see the picturesque scene.

The clearing of the place did not start yesterday as promised by the Ogun state government on Sunday night.

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