Lagos govt demolishes 1,000 shanties on Lekki road

Written by on August 2, 2021

Lagos government at the weekend demolished over 1,000 illegal structures on Lekki Coastal Road in the state.

The road also serves as an alternative to the Lekki-Epe route.

The government carried out the demolition exercise after the expiration of a three-day notice to occupants of illegal structures on the road.

The Chairman of the State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force), CSP Shola Jejeloye, confirmed the exercise in a statement issued by the agency’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mr. Femi Moliki, on Sunday in Lagos.

Jejeloye said the task force would monitor and prevent future encroachments and illegal occupation of any part of the road.

He added that the exercise was to pave the way for the construction of a coastal road linking Lekki to the Free Trade Zone (FTZ).

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