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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Lagos State commences demolition of illicit structures in Obalende(Photo)


The Lagos State Government, Saturday, began the annihilation of illicit structures and shanties in Obalende.



The state government has served an additional 48 hours 'Decrease Notice', Tuesday, 25th to Thursday, 27th of July, 2017, to all proprietors of unlawful structures and shanties including containerised looks around Obalende to evacuate them instantly or confront annihilation and indictment.The Lagos State Government, Saturday, began the annihilation of illicit structures and shanties in Obalende.
Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force Superintendent of Police, Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that the illegal structures and shanties including containerised shops were directly constructed right on water channels thereby, blocking free flow of water through drainage and canals around Obalende with resultant floods whenever it rains.

He had disclosed that the initial 6-month notice from the government expired recently but the law permitted this new 48 hours ‘Abatement Notice’ to be served before any demolition.

The Chairman stated that perennial flooding experiencing in some parts of the State were not natural but a ‘Man-Made Disaster’ due to carelessness of residents who are fond of dumping refuse and used tyres into both secondary / primary water channels (canals and drainages).

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