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Flood Locks Out Lagos Pupils

Flood Locks Out Lagos Pupils

A downpour in the early hours of Thursday has flooded the Ansar-Ud-Deen Junior and Senior High School, Falolu,Lagos State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

A NAN correspondent who visited the school, reports that flood water took over the entrance of the school and prevented students and teachers from entering their classes.

The Vice Principal of the school, Mr. Bashiru Maliki, told NAN that a nearby canal overflowed and emptied part of the flood water into the school and displaced students for many hours.

He  said flood  water from Falolu and its environs in Surulere was channelled into the canal, adding that whenever the volume rose, it flows into the school premises.

He said though the Lagos State Government had constructed a gutter three months ago to channel the water from the canal, the gutter was not wide and high enough to accommodate the volume of water in the area.

“Government has constructed gutter in front of the school but it is not high and wide enough to prevent water from flowing into our school.

“Whenever it rains, our school will be covered with water and our students would have to stay outside for a while until the water dries out.

“We want government to construct a bigger gutter that will contain the volume of water before it enters our classrooms,’’ Maliki told NAN.

Some students who spoke to NAN on condition of anonymity, said the school was always flooded whenever it rained.

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