The Lagos State task force has issued a seven-day removal notice to all owners of illegal structures along the Badagry Expressway.
Chairman of the Agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, who stated this in a press statement issued on Wednesday, warned owners of illegal structures, abandoned/parked vehicles and traders at different spots to immediately vacate all road setbacks and walkways from 17th July to on or before Tuesday, July 23 2019.
Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police stated that the removal notice became imperative because of the commencement of road works along that road and to dislodge criminal elements who on a daily basis, rob motorists, including innocent members of the public of their valuables.
He said “It is an eye-sore, seeing owners of these illegal structures, iron benders, fruit sellers, pepper sellers, ram sellers, furniture makers and food vendors from Eric Moore down to the trade fair complex indiscriminately dumping their refuse and used materials on road set-backs, walk-ways and canals, thereby causing serious flood to the entire axis whenever it rains.
“They must remove their illegal structures, shanties, kiosks and containerised shops on or before Tuesday.’’
The Task Force Team has put up notices on such illegal structures, for which affected people has to respond to before the deadline and after which, the Task Force Team would come and demolish or evacuate such structures.