Lagos seals-up buildings on the Right of Ways in Idimu, demolishes structures along Power Line
Lagos State government has ordered the seal-up of some buildings erected on the Right of Ways in Idimu area of the state.
Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA), General Manager of LASBCA, Arc. Gbolahan Oki gave the order during a demolition exercise carried out in the area.
Oki ordered the seal-up of some other buildings erected on the Right of Ways in the area and issued a final notice with seven-day ultimatum to some affected market owners to relocate their wares and goods.
The joint demolition gang of Lagos State Building Control Agency, LABSCA and Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, LASPPPA during the week, demolished illegal structures erected along High Tension Power Line in Oladan market, Lasu/Isheri Road in Idimu area of the State.
The General Manager of LASBCA decried the recalcitrant disposition of owners of the affected structures in the area, saying that the property demolished, had already been served contravention and demolition notices about five years ago.
Oki cautioned traders in the area on the need to be security conscious, and desist from putting their lives at risk while transacting businesses.
In his words “just as the State Government is concerned about the safety of all Lagosians, it is important that we also take the issue of personal safety very serious.”
The General Manager of LASPPPA, Funmi , informed that the Agency had embarked on the clean-up exercise across the state to address the flagrant disregard for government rules and stance on illegal development.
Osifuye said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration is mindful of lives and properties of all Lagosians and wants every residents of the State to comply with the Master Plan for each of the divisions of the State in order to avoid haphazard building construction works.
The State’s Chief Resilience Officer, Dr. Folayinka Dania said, ” whether we like it or not, as a driver of resilience, it is important that we protect our natural and man-made assets and safeguard our critical infrastructure.
“It is important that everyone knows that Lagos is a resilient city, we’ll continue to think around our infrastructure and environment to ensure that there’s always a Lagos even for generations yet unborn.”
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