THE joint demolition gangs of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LABSCA, and Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, LASPPPA, have demolished illegal structures erected along High Tension Power Line in Oladan Market, LASU/Isheri Road in Idimu area of the State.
The General Manager LASBCA, Arc. Gbolahan Oki, while speaking on the demolition exercise, decried the recalcitrant disposition of owners of the affected structures, revealing that the property had already been served contravention and demolition notices about five years ago.
While noting that the buildings brought down by the officials of the State Government were considered a threat to the security of lives of residents of the area, the General Manager cautioned the traders to remain security conscious and desist from putting their lives at risk while transacting businesses.
Speaking at the demolition site, Osifuye said that Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration is mindful of the lives and property of all Lagosians and wants every resident to comply with the Master Plan for each of the divisions of the State in order to avoid haphazard building construction works.
Also at the demolition exercise was the State’s Chief Resilience Officer, Dr. Folayinka Dania, who observed from a resilience perspective that the space occupied by the illegal traders needs to be cleared.
Dania said, “Whether we like it or not, as a driver of resilience, it is important that we protect our natural and man-made assets and safeguard our critical infrastructure”.
She reiterated that Lagos is a resilient city, saying “we’ll continue to think around our infrastructure and environment to ensure that there’s always a Lagos, even for generations yet unborn”.