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Traffic Robberies: Lagos gives 3-day ultimatum to shanties, vehicles at Orile


Worried by the rising incidences of traffic robberies around the Orile-Iganmu area, the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has issued   a 3 – day Removal Notice squatters at Iganmu Under Bridge also known as (Whitesand).
The government also want all illegal structures, trucks and vehicles in the area to be removed. The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, who gave rhe ultimatum, advised the owners of the illegal structures, abandoned trucks and shanties to immediately remove them as well as vacate the area within the stipulated date given to them by the state government.

 While appealing to traders, mechanics, and other squatters living under the bridge in clusters, CSP Jejeloye, noted that Government would enforce the 3-day removal notice on Thursday, 13 May 2021. According to him, the ‘Removal Notice’ became necessary in view of the rising incidences of traffic robberies around the area and environmental nuisance caused by the squatters in the area. The Chairman noted that Government is worried by the squalid environment and that it is serving as hideouts for criminals, who daily dispossess road users of their valuables every now and then, adding that the present nature of the environment allow criminals to escape police arrest. He added that the State Government is committed to reducing the traffic incidence around Ijora and Apapa and therefore becomes important to remove every bottlenecks to such policy. He stated that the indiscriminate parking and abandonment of trucks on the road is inimical to that policy. He warned the owners of abandoned trucks and vehicles, shanties, containers, kiosks to remove them from the area before the expiration of the deadline, adding that this won’t be the first Notice of Removal being served on the occupiers.  “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s newly signed ‘Executive Order’ on traffic and sanitation declared zero tolerance for environmental abuse, illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse and defacing the environment. I can assure you that Government would enforce this notice come this Thursday”.

About Ayinla Muritala

Agbede is a seasoned Journalist with more than a decade experience as the fourth estate of the realm. He is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Univeristy of Ilorin and currently freelance with few of the Nigerian Dailies.

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