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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Lagos begins demolition of shanties in Obalende

The Lagos State Government, Saturday, started the demolition of illegal structures and shanties in Obalende.





The government has served another 48 hours ‘Abatement Notice’, Tuesday, 25th to Thursday, 27th of July, 2017, to all owners of illegal structures and shanties including containerised shops around Obalende to remove them immediately or face demolition and prosecution.


Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force Superintendent of Police, Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that the illegal structures and shanties including containerised shops were directly constructed right on water channels thereby, blocking free flow of water through drainage and canals around Obalende with resultant floods whenever it rains.

He had disclosed that the initial 6-month notice from the government expired recently but the law permitted this new 48 hours ‘Abatement Notice’ to be served before any demolition.

The Chairman stated that perennial flooding experiencing in some parts of the State were not natural but a ‘Man-Made Disaster’ due to carelessness of residents who are fond of dumping refuse and used tyres into both secondary / primary water channels (canals and drainages).

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Na wa , but there's no flood at obalende now.

wideawake naija said...

So where did they relocate the people living there to?

DON™ said...

Yes, Obalende need clean up.

Housed-On-Water said...

When you vote for a government where backup plan and welfare is zero upon this Apc economy where mass hunger and unemployment have come to stay.If they couldn't leave after six months, it means there was no space any where. Why will they trade their children livelihood for stubbornness?

Anonymous said...

Illiterate, so if the canal at Obalende is blocked, it can't result in flooding elsewhere abi

Anonymous said...

Relocate as in they we living there legally. Are they homeless? Why can't they go back to their family houses in the east

Anonymous said...

Don't mind the govt. They doesn't know the meaning of flood. Obalende is always clean and dry after rain. I work around there for 5yrs

Anonymous said...

Why would government relocate people who built illegal structures on gutters and drains obstructing and blocking flow of water. Was it the government who put them there in the first place. Some people can ask stupid questions.

Anonymous said...

So because Obalende is always clean and dry after rain, government should allow shanties to be built on top of gutters.

Anonymous said...

The govt is cause of the flood. That olubirin estate which was sand filled just before obalende opposite adeniji adele has stopped the free flowing of water from canal to the bigger and open water.

Prince lexton said...

Don't mind your grammar oh jare!!!

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