Lagos Govt Goes Tough, Dislodges Illegal Occupants, Set To Demolish Shanties In Ijegun

The Lagos state government on Monday dislodged some illegal occupants in Ijegun while it also announcing plans to demolish shanties in the area.

The Lagos Commissioner, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab in a statement on X said this is in continuation of the government’s sanitisation of school environments across the state.

The authorities decided to visit ljegun and Abaranje in lkotun following up on last week’s visit to the areas.

“In our renewed effort to sanitise school environments across the State, today, I instructed the Special Squad Operatives of Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) or (KAI) to dislodge street traders and demolish illegal shanties on the perimeter fence of Ategbo Nursery and Primary School ljegun Road, Old garage bus stop, Ijegun,” Wahab wrote.

“The Special Squad also undertook enforcement action at the Local Government Primary School, Pako bus stop, Abaranje road, lkotun Lagos State for the same reason.”

Wahab said the operation followed the expiration of served statutory notices on clear breaches of the provision of the 2017 Lagos State Environmental Management Planning law as it concerns illegal structures by the perimeter fence/roadside and erecting structures on the drainage alignment.

According to him, the enforcement has become expedient following an observed widespread trend that is not only worrisome but very unacceptable in schools environment in Lagos state which must be tackled headlong.

Last Thursday, illegal kiosks built on drainage setbacks beside Silver Springs Schools, Abaranje Road, Ikotun were evacuated by the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Enforcement Team and the Lagos Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (LasgMOE) Monitoring officers.

Wahab said the monitoring officers were directed to request the principal of the school take over the setback and then beautify it in accordance with the Greener Lagos policy of the governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration.

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