Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has mandated the demolition of illegal market structures situated on drainage systems in the Lagos Island area.
During a "drainage and regeneration tour of Lagos Island" on Sunday, the governor expressed his dismay at the residents' blatant disregard for their own well-being and the environment.
He issued an official notice, declaring the intention to clear the entire market area, with the first targets being Bombata Market and Jankara Market. Furthermore, Governor Sanwo-Olu addressed the issue of illegal refuse dumping in the area, emphasizing a zero-tolerance policy and announcing that the Ministry of the Environment would start issuing demolition notices to stores constructed on drainage systems.
As part of the administration's plan to rejuvenate Lagos Island, the governor conducted on-site inspections of flood-affected areas, including Jankara, Ojo Giwa, Oroyiyin, Idumagbo, and Pelewura markets.
He issued a one-week eviction notice to those affected and assured residents of the government's commitment to regenerating the area for the benefit of all.