The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) some days ago, said Lagos and other coastal cities globally that are less than one metre above sea level could be waterlogged by 2050 if the flow continues, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The forecast by scientists in the United Nations who are the authority in climate change effects, after wide studies, says there is a possibility of the world’s ocean rising by one meter between 2030 and 2050.
Therefore, any city less than one metre above sea level is under threat and Lagos is part of the many others,’’ said by NCF’s Director-General, Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, in Lagos. He also said that part of the reasons for ocean violations and beach erosions was the activities around the coastlines. Aminu-Kano tendered that the danger was not strange to Lagos, as other coastal cities worldwide would feel same.
It is a danger caused by climate change and we need to act fast on it and take it seriously and apply stable and serious methods or procedures of infrastructure projects to deal with it. Sea level rise is another forthcoming danger that could come to threaten the existence of Lagos if we do not treat it with seriousness.
This problem is not for Lagos to handle alone, it is a national problem that should involve the Federal Government for faster product and effectiveness in Lagos.