The Lagos State Government has served the traders and residents of Akilo Road, Agege and its environs removal/abatement notices for structures illegally erected under power-lines and canal setbacks.
According to Bolanle Ogunlola (Mrs.) Assistant Director, Public Affairs, of the Transport ministry, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Oluwatoyin Fayinka disclosed this during the inspection of the land which was earmarked for the development of Mechanic Villages and Infrastructural facilities now illegally occupied by traders and residents of Akilo Road, Ogba in Agege Local Government Area, without prior approval by the State Government.
He further explained that the visit was convened in response to the growing threats posed by some lawless activities which bothers on safety and security of lives and properties in the State, adding that urgent action needed to be taken hence the inspection tour.
‘Upon inspection of the land by our team recently, it was discovered that structures not approved by the Lagos State Government have sprung up in contravention of the usage of the power line corridor by traders and residents of this axis’ Fayinka said.
While warning the occupiers on the imminent enforcement, the Special Adviser urged residents of the State to abide by the provisions of the Lagos State Traffic Laws in order to achieve the developmental plans of a sustainable, organised and livable environment.
Speaking at the Inspection site, the Chairman, Agege Local Government, Hon. Kola Egunjobi appealed to the residents of Agege to comply with the 21 days notice by ensuring all illegal structures under the power line and canal setbacks are removed.
Also Present at the inspection tour was the Council Manager, Agege Local Government, Mr. Dipe Adekunle.Director, and Assistant Director, Transport Operation, Engr. Olasunkanmi Ojowuro.