Lagos: Task Force set to remove illegal structures in Lekki

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) over the weekend issued a 7-Day ‘Removal Order’ to “all owners/occupants of illegal structures, shanties, kiosks and containarised shops” at ‘Marwa Waterside’ area of Lekki, in Lagos.
The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, made this known in a statement signed by the agency’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofik. 
According to the chairman. the exercise is to enhance the free flow of traffic in that corridor.
“The ‘Removal Order’ became imperative in preparation for road construction along the coastal road which would serve as an alternative route for the Lekki-Epe Expressway”, he stated.
He reiterated that immediately after the expiration of the ‘Removal Order’ on Thursday, December 19, operatives of the agency will embark on a “clean-up exercise in the area as well as clampdown on all criminal elements disturbing law-abiding residents within Marwa waterside and the entire Lekki axis.
The Chairman also implored all illegal occupants of any of the government lands/properties across the state to immediately vacate same as anyone caught would be seriously dealt with in accordance with the law. 

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