Lagos State Government gives quit notice to squatters and illegal motor parks at Obalende



Lagos gives quit notice to squatters and illegal motor parks at Obalende


The Lagos State government has given four days’ notice to squatters and illegal motor park operators at Obalende to vacate the area or face its wrath


The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, and his transportation colleague, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, have the ultimatum on Sunday, February 11 after inspecting Apongbon underbridge, Obalende, Ijora underbridge and Surulere, opposite National Stadium.

Speaking with newsmen after the inspection, Tokunbo Wahab, said all shanties and their dwellers, traders, squatters, cattle rearers and abandoned vehicles under Obalende bridge must vacate the area by Thursday afternoon as enforcement would commence in the early hours of Friday morning.


He added that all the commercial vehicle operators who have turned the main roads in Obalende into parking lots should relocate to the various parks provided for them.

“I would like to state that I am happy with the level of compliance at Ijora, Apongbon and Ebute Ero under the bridge where the cleanup commenced two weeks ago.’ Wahab said.

The government is set to sustain the clean and safe environment and in a matter of months, the space will be taken over by LASPARK,” he stated.

The Commissioner said Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency, LASPARK, would move in after the squatters had been removed, to commence work on the beautification and landscaping of Obalende under bridge, Apongbon under bridge, and Ebute Ero under bridge, stressing that the clean up would spread to other bridges across the state.

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