Lagos demolishes illegal structures in Lekki
The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit has demolished over 2,500 illegal structures at Marwa Waterside, Lekki.
Chairman of the unit, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a statement by the agency’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofik, in Lagos on Sunday.
Egbeyemi said the exercise was in preparation for the construction of a coastal road which would serve as an alternative route for the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
He added that the demolition exercise would also enhance the flow of traffic in that corridor.
“Illegal business operators were served a seven-day notice by the government that had ordered them to remove their property and vacate the entire area.
The ‘removal Notice’ expired on Thursday, December 19, 2019.
“It was an eye-sore as these artisans, food vendors and others littered the entire area with refuse and waste materials.”
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