Lagos issues three-day notice for removal of illegal structures in Maroko, Lekki

Lagos Task Force Unit
Lagos Task Force Unit

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has given a three-day notice for the removal of all illegal structures erected along the Lekki-Epe road.

Recall that the Lagos State Government had, in December 2019, removed all the illegal structures on the Lekki Coastal Road to pave way for its construction.

According to a statement by the Chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye, owners of makeshift structures, kiosks and vehicles at Maroko and Lekki Coastal Road have until Thursday, July 29, 2021, to remove their structures from the location.

Jejeloye, during his team's visit to the area on Monday, noted that the said the action became necessary due to the construction of the road that would serve as an alternative route for the Lekki – Epe expressway.

He said the highway leads to Lekki Free Trade Zone and presently has several "illegal structures, shanties, abandoned vehicles, containers and trading activities by all shades of artisans" such as "mechanics, block makers, bamboo and wood sellers, shanties and other illegal occupiers."

According to the statement titled 'Lagos Issues Three-Day Removal Notice To Owners Of Illegal Structures In Lekki', jejeloye added that the structures will impede effective road construction.

He stated that on the expiration of the notice on Thursday, officials of the agency would remove all structures, shanties, abandoned vehicles and materials in the area, noting that the removal of all encumbrance and criminal hideouts in Marwa Waterside area would also help reduce traffic robberies and criminal activities on Lekki/Ajah corridor, particularly at Jakande Roundabout.

The Chairman, therefore, implored the owners and occupiers to heed the State Government's Removal Order as anyone found on the road at the expiration of the notice would be made to face justice.

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