Lagos to use paving stones

Lagos is to replace asphalt with paving stones on the city's roads most prone to flooding. The paving stones, which allow for more effective drainage, are to be used in the traditionally waterlogged lowland areas of Lagos from now on.

A production plant has been set up at the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) Ojudu premises in northeastern Lagos to manufacture paving stones for use by road maintenance workers around the city.

Lagos governor Babatunde Fashola said the factory currently produces about 5,000 paving stones a day to meet the demand for road repairs in the state. The initiative is part of the government's anti-flooding measures which include the construction of new drainage channels and canals, and the expansion of existing water outlets in key areas.