PDP blames Lagos Government for ocean surge, deaths

Kuramo Beach shanties have now been demolished
Eight bodies have now been recovered at the beach following the ocean surge

The PDP asks the Lagos State Government to stop the Eko Atlantic project.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed the ocean surge that killed eight people last weekend on the activities of the Lagos State Government.

The party said the “unprofessional’’ manner the ocean and lagoons were encroached on, without due Ecological and Environmental Impact Assessment, caused the surge.

In a statement by the Chairman of the Lagos PDP, Tunji Shelle, the party asked the State Government to stop further sand fill of the ocean.

“This is in the overall interest of the country and to particularly forestall further loss of lives and property arising from mismanaging the environment,” the party said.

Mr. Shelle accused the, Action Congress of Nigeria led, Lagos State Government of putting commercial interest above the well being of residents of the state, and called for an end to the Eko Atlantic project

The party chairman faulted the sand-filling of land for the purported Eko Atlantic project, adding that business interest had undermined the safety of lives and property.

“We are very pained by the wanton loss of lives and property prevalent only along the coastal lines of Lagos beaches.”

The PDP chairman, who sympathised with the affected families, asked for compensation for families of the bereaved, and those who lost property as a result of the surge.

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