The Lagos State Government just announced the demolition of over 2,500 illegal structures that were occupying lands without following the approved proposed urban development plan.
Babjide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, made the announcement on Twitter on Monday 30 Decemeber 2019. He revealed that the demolition was carried out on Sunday, after the expiration of a seven-day notice given to the occupants of the illegal structures to vacate the lands and remove their properties.
“The aesthetic value of any city is one of the important elements of its urban identity which distinguishes it from other cities,” said Governor Sanwo-Olu.
“Hence it is disturbing when citizens build illegal structures without the right approvals thereby disrupting the planned urban development.
“The Lagos Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit carried out a demolition exercise of over 2,500 illegal structures built in Marwa Waterside area in Lekki, yesterday subsequent to the expiration of a seven-day removal notice.”
The governor did not reveal if there were plans to compensate or relocate the people that were affected by the demolition exercise to other places.
See pictures of the demolition carried out in Marwa, Lekki Lagos State as shared by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in December 2019 below.