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Lagos Government begins demolition of Ikoyi structures



Lagos Government begins demolition of Ikoyi structures

The Lagos State Government is set to initiate the demolition of perimeter fences situated within a two-meter proximity to drainage channels on Norman Williams, Awolowo, and Ribadu roads in the Ikoyi area of the state.

This move is part of the government’s broader efforts to restore adherence to the state’s master plan by removing structures that obstruct drainage setbacks.

Last week, the Lagos government began the demolition of illegal structures in Lekki Phase II and its surrounding areas. Continuing this demolition exercise, the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources released a statement on Sunday, announcing the commencement of the operation in the Ikoyi area, starting on Monday.

The ministry noted that this action follows the conclusion of the grace period previously granted to property owners in the affected areas to make necessary adjustments.

On Sunday, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, visited Norman Williams Street to assess compliance with the directive.

During the visit, he expressed disappointment, stating,

“It is discouraging to see that just a few homeowners have complied while a larger percentage have not made any move regarding the matter.”

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr. Olakunle Rotimi-Akodu, voiced his disapproval of the uncooperative attitude exhibited by homeowners in the affected areas.