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Lagos flood: Council chairman condoles mother of drowned pupil

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The Chairman, Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Princess Abolanle Bada, on Friday paid a condolence visit to the family of a pupil, who drowned in the flood during Wednesday’s downpour.

NAN reports that the primary six pupil, Joshua, drowned in the Ikosi-Ketu area of Lagos State during the heavy rainfall.

During the condolence visit to the deceased’s mother, a fruit seller, Bada said that she was saddened that the deceased died at a tender age.

According to her, the purpose of the visit was to express her deepest condolences and provide immediate support to the bereaved family.

“Joshua’s death is a profound loss to our community. No parent should have to endure the pain of losing a child, especially under such tragic circumstances,” she said.

Bada said that the local government felt her grief and was committed to preventing such tragedies in future.

She said that the local council would secure a new apartment to support the bereaved mother during this difficult time.

“This move is aimed at providing her with a safe and comfortable living environment, away from flood-prone areas.

“Additionally, the local government will be offering further benefits to ensure her well-being and stability, including financial assistance and access to social services,” the council chairman said.

Bada said that urgent measures would be taken to improve the drainage systems and infrastructure in the community to prevent future occurrences.

“The safety of our residents is paramount. We will be collaborating with relevant authorities to expedite ongoing projects and implement new strategies to mitigate the risk of flooding,” she said.

She, however, called on residents to remain vigilant and proactive in safeguarding their environments, especially during the rainy season.

The council boss encouraged residents to report any concerns regarding infrastructure and public safety to the local government for prompt action.

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