Most parts of the city of Lagos is surrounded by water. It’s therefore no surprise that the city is prone to flooding. Flood prone areas in Lagos pose a huge threat to Lagosians particularly during the rainy season. Infact,one of the main reasons most people give for not relocating to Lagos is the issue of flood.
The Lagos state government , in an effort to reduce the effect of flood in Lagos came up with a flood risk report.
The report, which was conducted by the Lagos state emergency management agency, shows the local government areas prone to flooding in Lagos. It also shows the areas least prone to flooding in Lagos, the highest and lowest points in each local government and a relief map of the state
Local government areas at high risk of flood in Lagos
Eti-osa LGA is the most flood prone area in Lagos. Eti-osa has the largest percentage of land area at high risk of flood in the state. Etisa-osa has a total land area of 168.3km with 133.59km at high risk of flood.This means,79.38% of Eti-osa LGA’s land area is at high risk of flood. Popular cities in Eti-osa include; Obalende, Victoria-island, Bamgbose, Ilado, Igboefon, Ikate, Alaguntan, Ibeju, Maiyegun, Ibeju, Langbasa, Iranla, Badore
66% of the total land area in Ajeromi/Ifeodun is at high risk of flood according to the report. With a total land area of 11.65Km , 7.76 km of its total land area is at high flood risk. Cities in Ajeromi/ifelodun; coker, ayetoro
The total land area in Apapa LGA is 32.9km. 19.9km of Apapa’s total land area at high flood risk. This means, 60.52% of Apapa’s tota and area is at high food risk. Cities in Apapa: Ijora, Ajegunle, Dankaka, Tincan Island, Igboejo, Tarqua bay
54.35% of Amuwo-odofin’s total land area (173.38km) is at high food risk. Areas Amuwo-odofin; Ago palace, Agboju, Alapako, kirikiri, isuna, Igbalogun, inogbe, ibasha,imore, ilashe, ibeshe, Asogun,Irede, Ikare, ondotedo
With a total land area of 74.12km, 47.96% of kosofe local government area is high flood risk. Cities: isheri, odgun,ketu, Agboyi
Other local government areas in Lagos with high flood risk include
Ojo 43.80% (Iba, ishahi, era, egan, eteggin, igbede,igbolobi, ishagira, Tafi)
surulere 39.16% (itire, ikate, lawanson, Ijeshatedo, Osho, Aganni)
Badagry 37.63% (Magbon, Mowo, Gbanko, Moba, Ajara, Isalu, Panko, Agonrin, Wasere)
Lagos Mainland 36.92% (Abule-Ijesha, Alagbede,Abulenla, Iganmu,Ijero)
Lagos Island 35.4% (Iwaya, Makoko,Ebute-meta)
Ibeju-Lekki 28.7% (Okunsola, kuramo island, Tiye, Mobido, Ebute-lekki)
Local government areas at low risk of flood in Lagos
The following local government areas in Lagos are not prone/at risk of flooding.
Agege is the local government area in Lagos with the least flood risk. Agege has a total land area of 16.68km with 0% land area at high flood risk.
Next on the list of local government area at low risk of flood is Ifako ijaye with 0.54%. only 0.18km of its 33.63km total land area is at high flood risk
The seat of goverment in the state is also at low risk of flood, with just 1.84% of its total land area(45.74km) being at risk.
Total land area-17.39km , Land area at high flood risk 0.5km , percentage of land area at high flood risk 2.86%
Total land area-38.8km , Land area at high flood risk 1.45km , percentage of land area at high flood risk 3.76%
Total land area-363.68km , Land area at high flood risk 45.67km , percentage of land area at high flood risk 12.56%
Total land area-875.39km , Land area at high flood risk 143.42km , percentage of land area at high flood risk 16.39%
Areas to avoid during heavy downpour in Lagos
According to the office of the drainage services in Lagos, the following area should be avoided during raining season in Lagos.
|Ayobo Aboru , Ipaja||Owowde||Iyana Ipaja|
|Bariga||Alagbole Isheri, Berger||Ajasa Command road ,Agbado- Okeodo|
|Arowojobe, Maryland||Ajegunle||Oke Afa, Ejigbo & Bucknor|
|Akute||Maza Maza||Victoria Island|
|Owode onirin||Kuramo Beach||Ijegun Isheri|
|Badiya||Ahmadu Bello way|
Notable areas not prone to flooding in Lagos.
Located along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Lagos mainland, FESTAC is reputed to have the best drainage system in Lagos. It’s therefore not a surprise that this town isn’t prone to flooding unlike other places in Lagos.
Ojodu (college road via ogba)
One of the most sort after places on the mainland due to its proximity to Ikeja. Ojodu is also one of the few areas not prone to flooding on the lagos mainland.
Akesan Lasu/isherri road
Muri okunola or Etim inyang crescent
Pedro palm grove, gbagada