See Pictures of Exotic Lekki buildings marked for demolition by Lagos State Government
Dec. 05, 2019
Following the pronouncement of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the encroachment of right of way and drainage setback in Lekki-Epe axis by properties owners, the Lagos State Building Control Agency commenced the identification/marking of all the illegal structures within the area.
The structures already marked are exotic buildings both residential and commercial. Some sources suggest Beachwood estate will also be marked for demolition.
You will remember the Governor made the pronouncement after an assessment executed last week in Lekki. The Governor posited that people had built structures without planning approval, thereby obstructing the government’s right of way and were the major causes of flooding around Lekki axis.
According to Governor, the Lekki regional road was meant to be a relief access road for the Lekki-Epe express road and that building on the right of way was a high level of irresponsibility by citizens and disregard for the state’s urban planning masterplan.
”We have gone round and have seen that there are places where the alignments are still kept, and people still kept the planning approval of the state government.
”We are going to instruct the Ministry of Physical Planning to come and ask for their planning approvals. The ones that do not have, we will mark all those buildings for demolition.’’
These are early days though. Let us wait and see who will blink first as some property owners argue they have building permits and C of O from the Lagos State Government. No doubt this will generate a lot of uproar among Lekki residents.
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