Lagos Gov’t Begins Demolition In Ajah After Expiration Of Notice To Squatters

The Lagos State government, on Sunday, began removal of illegal structures around the Jakande Estate and Maiyegun areas of Ajah in the state.

The removal exercise followed the expiration of a four-day relocation notice given to squatters along coastal road in the areas last week.


This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab.

“Following the expiration of the relocation notice served on squatters in shanties built around the Jakande Estate and Maiyegun axis of Ajah, the Lagos State government will, today, commence the removal of the illegal structures to reclaim the coastal road alignment and restore the aesthetics of the area,” Wahab wrote on his verified X handle.

Addressing journalists last Sunday, the commissioner had stated that all such illegal shanties and squatters, close to regional road alignment must vacate the area by Thursday last week as enforcement would commence in the early hours of last Friday.

Stressing on the importance of the removal exercise, Wahab had noted that it was to secure the coastal alignment of the areas


“The government has cleared Ijora under bridge, Obalende Under bridge, Apongbon under bridge, Agege Red rail line amongst others. I will like to say that most of these places cleaned up are notorious sites that harbour criminals and as such they are threats to residents. The clean up exercise would be sustained to ensure that ejected squatters do not return to rebuild these shanties” he had said.

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