Abuja - The Lagos State Task Force has
commenced the demolition of all illegal structures and shanties erected on
roads and walkways around markets in the state.
The Chairman of the Task Force, Olubukola Abe, stated
that all such structures would be removed as they had forced pedestrians to use
roads meant for motorists thereby endangering their lives.
"The state government will not fold its arms and
condone these illegal acts being perpetuated by traders," he said.
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Abe also warned Local Government officials and market
leaders across the state, particularly at Yaba, to desist from collecting
illegal fees from traders who displayed their wares indiscriminately on the
road-setbacks and walkways.
He added that anyone caught among the market leaders and
Local Government officials engaging in such illegal acts would be arrested and
prosecuted in line with the Environmental Laws of the state.
CAJ News established that more than 95 illegal structures
along railway lines and its environment at Tejuosho area have been demolished.
Lagos is the commercial capital of the country and the
most populous, with some 21 million people. - CAJ News
- CAJ News