Ogun Govt Begins Demolition Of Shanties In Kara, Isheri, OPIC - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Ogun Govt Begins Demolition Of Shanties In Kara, Isheri, OPIC

Ogun State Government on Wednesday started the demolition of shanties and makeshift structures used by street - traders in Kara, isheri, OPIC axis of the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway for constituting serious environmental infractions in the area.

Leader of the Ogun State Environmental Special Taskforce  who is the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment, Alh. Farook Akintunde said the exercise was carried out after the expiration of the twenty-one day ultimatum earlier given to the street traders to leave the axis.

According to him, their continuos presence in the axis despite several warnings and abatement notices constitutes nuisance to the environment which they have not only debased but turned to rest rooms through open defecation.

Akintunde added that the exercise was also necessary as all the shanties and the makeshift structures have become risks to law- abiding citizens of the state living in that axis as they are used as hideout by criminals.

"Ogun state government will not fold its hands and watch few elements constitute themselves  to security threats to our people while camouflaging to be traders in their illegal shanties and makeshift structures" Akintunde added.

"To even think of it,no serious businessman will partner us, seeing them at the gateway of our state with their shanties and  garbages, so we will not allow them to tarnish our image as the nation's Industrial hub with their filth and environmental carelessness" he added
Moving forward, Akintunde revealed that the state government will immediately green the recovered areas with beautiful grasses and lawns which all residents of the state will be proud of on completion,warning the displaced street traders not to test the will of the state government by attempting to stage a comeback. 

Meanwhile residents of Isheri has praised the State Government for the demolition exercise with Chief Kola Akande, Asipa of Isheri, Barrister Mike Madogwe, Legal Adviser of the Isheri Estate Communities and Engineer Dayo Ayandokun,the assistant general secretary of all communities in the border towns between Ogun and Lagos state saying that the exercise aside from been commendable has brought security relief to the residents of the axis urging the state government to occupy the claimed areas to forestall their comeback.

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