Lagos to Spend N1.5bn on Wetland Regeneration and Parks
Segun James only on flooded area, but not habitable for human.
She lamented that the state’s wetlands were under threat even as she warned that nobody should buy land on wetlands.
Adebiyi-Abiola disclosed that LASPARK was working in conjunction with some nongovernmental organisations to develop a framework for the project.
She said the project was expected to be completed within the next two years barring any delays nor hiccups.
Speaking earlier, Mr. Seun Gbogboade, a landscape architect and spokesperson for Lagos Urban Network, a consortium of NGOs on conserving wetlands in Lagos state, said the idea behind the conservation effort was to keep the wetlands “alive” for the benefit of future generations.
He lamented that despite the fact that government had banned development of wetlands, some people have sold places like the Odo Iya Alaro at Maryland and the Gbagada to developers.
Gbogboade wondered how people could ever think of developing wetlands which are perennially flooded during the raining season.
Besides, he stressed that since the wetlands also serve as drain from flood water, houses built on wetland may be washed away anytime.
He, therefore, urged the state government to accelerate work on the park and save the wetland which serves as storm water control from being encroached upon.