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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Photos: The present state of Alpha Beach, Lekki

The famous Alpha Beach which used to be the go to place many years back is a mess right now. The sea is surging, everywhere is flooded and due to lack of drainage the waters not flowing out and people can no longer go there to have fun. This happens yearly but nothing is being done about it. Is there anything the government can do about it though? Continue to see more photos...




75 Comments:

  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:29 , Anonymous bbm 7439955a said...

    Foolish men build on sea ground.... ENGR Emy

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:31 , Blogger wilheminna moses said...

    Chai... Those building there will also get flooded am sure...

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:32 , Blogger Eedris Djsamlegxy said...

    Chei! Dairis God ooo

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Na wa o. The people living in those houses should better have a garage 'parked' with canoes....LASG help oo!

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:35 , Anonymous Rocksteady said...

    OMG, I used to live here. It's sad though, govt spending anymore is like throwing Ur little bread into d sea

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What is Lagos state government doing about dis, or is alpha beach a federal government beach?
    *Justarrive*

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:40 , Blogger Cute G said...

    Warning of lurking tsunami.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:41 , Blogger Alloy Chikezie said...

    Nigerians have this poor maintainance attitude, same thing goes for most public places in Nigeria, like airport, roads etc, there is this I don't care attitude with an average Nigerian, and also corruption contributes to it also, when funds are released for maintainance of public infrastructure, some top government officials embezzle the money


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  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fashola is really working

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:45 , Blogger Steve said...

    Quite a pity. Looks more like a zoo now. Government should revive it. Helps the citizens to ease off especially in times like these when the country is in turmoil...

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    thats crazy nigeria as u see it, no maintenance culture whatsoever. useless country. hisss

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:46 , Blogger Olaleye Adisa said...

    A must go place then. Lagos state gov need to do something to make this place look beautiful again. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:51 , Blogger BONARIO NNAGS said...

    For Lagosians tho

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Eko Atlantic effect!

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Eko Atlantic is bringing fantastic ecological effects...

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 09:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Omo that beautiful house standing there shld not fall o. Cos that flood is out to take that area. Govt shld pls act fast. But I wonder how pple can risk building in such area. Pple get liver sha!!!

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 10:06 , Blogger ONYX GODWIN said...

    Wats a fence doing in d middle of a sea???!!!!

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 10:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda the condition of that area is terrible. I also wondered why government continue this great environmental threat at the risk of its citizens and properties around the area. Even the Alpha Beach Road was completely ignored. I never envisaged Fashola's government could be this callous towards people living in this area!

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 10:19 , Blogger DOBY DOBY said...

    Linda is it go to place or place to go.. evrybody makes mistake for dose mockin my first lady.. dis is bad.. govt pls help. .

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 10:19 , Anonymous Amarachukwu. said...

    Hmmmmm

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 10:20 , Blogger dj fx said...

    Happy living to the owner of that house o...

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 10:21 , Blogger Hypertek IshOlawale said...

    This is spiritual....Further than the eyes can see.......

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 10:27 , Blogger Cynthia Iyede said...

    The houses close to d beach aint that safe then. Govt shld try n see to it

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 10:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Omg!! This is becoming tsunami oo. God helped us!

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 10:54 , Anonymous EbonyAma said...

    Govt pls come and do something, I will never live on d island, I prefer mainland, one can't tell when d sea, river will get angry and attack people and der properties. Advice to all Dos who are island freaks get a land or property @ d mainland.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 10:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I laugh. Are people actually building their house that close 2d sea? Lol omonile make una fear God o

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 11:08 , Blogger EDDY WIZ said...

    Wow..this is bad.


    ~MR EDDY~says so via www.facebook.com/eddywhiz

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 11:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Govt can't do everything. Some of these beaches need to be privatised. That way, they can be better maintaiined and can become money spinners. IAI

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 11:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This alpha beach water dey always pick saturday or public holidays to comot oh. Well. Tnk God I moved outta dat shitty zones men. Hallelujah

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 11:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Why do we always asked the Government for everything. Beaches are meant for recreation. Our people continue to squat everywhere in the name of building houses without due respect for planning and environment. The building that is a few metres away from the roaring ocean, how will it not be swallow up. Investors are disallowed by communities in the name of OMO ONILE. Holiday resort investor/s can develop ALPHA BEACH if OMO ONILE will allow them. THE GOVERNMENT HAS A LOT ON ITS PLATES AS IT IS.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 11:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    From what I see some greedy individuals sold the area around the beach. Ugly fences and Bad investments have ruined a serene environment.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 11:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    this overflowing is caused by the sand filling of bar beach to build eko atalantic

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 11:48 , Blogger Tamika Jona said...

    Lindodo, ur concern should b tilted to d people living there, who suffer extremely not some bunch of ppl who go there to smoke igbo n patronize call girls. D living conditiion in alpha beach n environs is really awful.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 11:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    bruuuh!!, that house is fuucckkeed.. feel bad for the owner

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 11:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    All this is because of Eko Atlantic, when you block waters natural path it will create another path in areas you dont expect. Seee what happened to Kuramo beach beside Ocean View, not its all water no more beach.

    That project is going to cause a lot of Ecological Havoc in the next 10 years. Hope they make enough money from the sale of land to sort that all out.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:01 , Anonymous dudette said...

    Wow dis serious..u nigerian govt nau, as long as there house are not around there they will wait until it has killed pple b4 dey act.....#nonsence#

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:03 , Blogger Rasaq Adeesa said...

    na wa o, there are people in charge collecting money, wetin dem dey do na

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:04 , Blogger Rasaq Adeesa said...

    na wa o, there are people in charge collecting money, wetin dem dey do na

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    despite the current state of this beach i can see the beauty of it. i believe it should only be fixed once the recurring problem has been solved

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:08 , Anonymous not-a-lekki-resident said...

    I predict that in a few years time the whole of lekki will be submerged. Multi-million naira houses will be no more. Failure to plan, plan to fail or in this case, flood.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:11 , Blogger hilary obiorah said...

    Trust fashola to do something about it now you've brought it up.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:29 , Blogger ugochysom said...

    well... guess we dnt hv tourism ministry in naija!

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:41 , Blogger benita ilide said...

    Linda u too can do somtin abt it.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:44 , Anonymous Gee-nius said...

    Linda the government has more pressing issues at hand and you talking about the deteriorating state of alpha beach -_______- it's like you dont have news right

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:49 , Anonymous Amami said...

    Linda thnx u 4 postin dis.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 12:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    in United State and other parts of the world the treat beaches like heaven and always maintain it but you can say the same to a country where it's people maintenance culture mentality is zero. Nigerians don't know how to maintain there environment.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 13:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I live close by. The last time I went there, the jobless guys there were harassing me. I told myself never to go back there again

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 13:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Not a good sight at all. Just the way FG don't appreciate their heroes, same way they don't cherish their tourist attractions.


    CoolDiva speaks!

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 13:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    but you all cant live by the beach and expect nothing to happen na!... its all reclaimed land..

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 13:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lagos dey fall my hand. <onahboy

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 13:39 , Blogger Rita Usman said...

    Na wa o this is not funny at all

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 13:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Remove the shack and everyone needs to contribute in stopping the filth.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 13:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I can never live cloe to a beach coz i hate water.D govt should do sth about it.
    #NAZZZY

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 14:01 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Buildings not building... would and not will... your life is so messed up. Go back to sch pls

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 14:30 , Blogger Noma Shady said...

    There's a billion things the govt can do abt this but by default they'll always choose to ignore...

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 14:32 , Blogger Noma Shady said...

    There's a billion things the govt can do abt this but by default they'll choose to ignore...

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 15:59 , Anonymous Bee said...

    The beach as it is, is a public good ergo the responsibility of the govt.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 16:26 , Anonymous APPLE said...

    hmm, Lagos state government how far?

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 16:48 , Blogger MECURY said...

    Nigeria do not value what she has period.

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 17:33 , Anonymous ofofoismyhobby said...

    I don't pity don't residence at all.If it's not madness, how can u build houses in front of a beach? it serves them right....

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 18:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hmm

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 18:23 , Anonymous LuuLuu said...

    "Go to place" isn't a mistake... Dat's a correct statement!

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 19:45 , Blogger @MeetdrealEvans said...

    This is not good...

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 21:39 , Blogger Shina Shine said...

    everywhere is messed up
    lack of maintenance



    BORN TO SHINE!!!

     
  • At 31 May 2014 at 22:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    FYI: To those that dont realize... most of the houses on that road were built long before the relatively recent rapid encroachment of the waters. The shoreline was quite a distance away from the last house on the road, until recently. This *IS* a federal govt responsibility, & its not just abt alpha beach, its the entire Island that is at stake. The reason for the recent surge is debatable, but a lot has been said abt projects such as Eko atlantic...

     
  • At 1 June 2014 at 01:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Did the lagos state govt tell them to build on sea grounds?

     
  • At 1 June 2014 at 02:13 , Anonymous Okoro said...

    Government...mtschew

     
  • At 1 June 2014 at 17:07 , Blogger Cagey Berry said...

    This ιƨ not funny at αℓℓ.

     
  • At 1 June 2014 at 18:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I luv beach houses bt d sea in 9ja is as crazy as d ppl in 9ja..no jus try am!

     
  • At 2 June 2014 at 00:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Go to place is very correct...maybe if ur smart enuff to finish school and get a degree, u'll know better....and not insult Linda who is more learned than you.

     
  • At 16 June 2014 at 14:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    No one buids on sea grounds, as at 1980s, buildings are about 10,000m to d shore if not more than. So stop saying such words and be original... Were is govt wen most buildings that are far from d shore are now at d shore line? Govt is full of promises, promises of deceit...

     
  • At 16 June 2014 at 14:41 , Anonymous gushi said...

    Helo, dis isn't s issue of omo onile, some lands has been sold for about 20 to 50 yrs.... U cn imagine how far dt houses still b to d shore line... D building pix u are seeing ova dere is about 10 thousand meters to d sea bt now it's not more 200m.

     
  • At 16 June 2014 at 14:45 , Anonymous gushi said...

    Yea u are ryt... I hv also advocated for privatilization bt noting is been done... Dts d best.

     
  • At 16 June 2014 at 14:54 , Anonymous gushi said...

    @ bee u are damn ryt, its d responsibily of d govt... Dey shouldn't blame omo onile... omo onile collect money and govt collect money too... U hv to pay for wat u are getting " properties"... I was born and brought up in alpha beach eti osa.

     
  • At 16 June 2014 at 15:14 , Anonymous gushi said...

    If govt table is full or if dey are busy, please privatized dis beach and let every one enjoy and b happy... Alpha beach especially is terribly bad... Its badoo among all ryt nw.

     

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