The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit has demolished shanties and removed blockages along the Lekki coastal road after several removal notices were served. The Chairman of the unit, CSP Shola Jejeloye, stated that the makeshift buildings posed serious safety and security threats following a fire incident that occurred in the area. The shanties were erected haphazardly and were obstructing traffic along the Lekki Coastal Road.
The demolition and removal of the blockages are aimed at ensuring the safety of lives and property on the axis. The agency had earlier served squatters at Adewale Kolawole Street, Lekki coastal road and its environment a five-day removal notice of all illegal structures and shanties erected in the area. Jejeloye advised the owners of the illegal structures, makeshift buildings and shanties to immediately remove them and vacate the area within the stipulated date given to them by the state government.
The agency’s Public Affairs Director, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, warned the owners of all abandoned trucks and vehicles, shanties and kiosks to remove them from the area before the expiration of the deadline. Jejeloye stated that Lagos State’s zero-tolerance policy for environmental abuse, illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse, and defacing the environment will be strictly followed.