Lagos - The Lagos State Government, on Sunday, issued a 14-day ultimatum to owners of illegal structures, shanties, street hawkers and those who have converted walkways into trading points and food courts in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and the Lagoon Front of Lekki to vacate or face demolition and prosecution, Vanguard reports.
Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Tunji Bello, who handed down the ultimatum, warned that if such illegal structures were not removed at expiration of the 14 days grace, the Special Task Force would be forced to enforce the state laws on environment.
He also warned owners of all abandoned buildings in different areas of Ikoyi, Lekki and Victoria Island, who have turned such properties into a haven for prostitutes and miscreants to clear the structures of such undesirable elements immediately.
He specifically warned owners of properties on the Lagoon fronts of Lekki Phase 1, who have littered the whole areas with compactors and several other dead-weight equipment to remove them.
The state government had in July banned street trading following the directive by Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on the enforcement of Law against hawking in the state according to News24.
Section 1 of the Street Trading and Illegal Market Prohibition Law, 2003, restricted street trading and hawking in the metropolis.
- News 24