By Kareem Babalola –
The Lagos State Government has given a 14-day ultimatum to owners of illegal structures and street hawkers in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki areas.
According to the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, owners of such structures should remove them or be prepared to face the law.
Bello in a statement also ordered those who had converted walkways into commercial use in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and the Lagoon Front of Lekki area of the state to remove them.
Mr. Bello warned that after the expiration of the ultimatum, the state Special Task Force on the cleanup of the areas would move in to enforce the laws.
He said that owners of all abandoned buildings in the areas harbouring prostitutes, miscreants and “unwanted elements” must clear such structures immediately. The owners of all illegal structures, shanties, abandoned buildings and all those who have converted road median to commercial uses to comply”.
He added: “This is, especially, meant for those in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki, and they have between today and two weeks’ time to comply or have the Special Task Force to contend with.”