Taskforce demolishes 2,500 illegal structures in Lagos [PHOTOS]

The operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has demolished over 2,500 illegal structures as it began the demolition of all illegal structures, shanties, kiosks and containarised shops at ‘Marwa Waterside’ area of Lekki, Lagos, over the weekend.

Speaking on the demolition, the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that the exercise became imperative in preparation for the construction of a coastal road, which will serve as an alternative route for the Lekki-Epe Expressway and enhance free flow of traffic on that corridor.

According to him, “Illegal business operators like iron benders, mechanics, food/fruits vendors and others were served a seven-day ‘Removal Notice’ by the government to remove their…

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