5.7 C
London
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Lagos Govt Inaugurates Team to Curtail Encroachment on Magodo Road

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Dr Idris Salako, Lagos State Commissioner for Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, has inaugurated a special four-man team to curtail encroachment on the federal highway in Magodo.

The ministry’s Spokesman, Mr Mukaila Sanusi, said in a statement in Lagos on Monday, that the commissioner inaugurated the team due to indiscriminate construction on the road setbacks.

Members of the team include the General Manager, Lagos State Urban Renewal Authority, Mrs Ajibike Shomade, and Acting General Manager, Lagos State Planning and Environmental Monitoring Agency, Mr Waheed Kazeem.

Others are Director, Physical Planning Department, Mrs Bola Aliu, and Director, Regional and Masterplan, Mr Lateef Oladehinde.

The commissioner, according to the statement, gave the team two weeks to deliver on its mandate.

Salako, who was alarmed at the rate of indiscriminate construction on the alignment, charged the team to ensure ”removal of all illegal structures in the area, starting from Otedola end to Ikosi end of CMD Road”.

He said it was wrong for anyone to illegally take over urban spaces for development purposes, despite repeated warnings by government against such acts inimical to the state’s sustainable physical development.

The commissioner said illegalities would not be tolerated and pledged the state government’s commitment to protection of reserved lands.

He said the special team would assist in reclaiming reserved areas and regulate physical development.

Salako urged the team to work assiduously in discharging its mandate.

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Gov. Matawalle Charges President Buhari To Curtail Ethnic Attacks

Sani Muhammad Sani, Gusau In the light of ongoing wanton attacks and primitive violence on the Northern community in Ibadan, Governor Bello Muhammad has strongly...
- Advertisement -

Govt Confirms Abduction of Passengers on Minna-Kontagora Road

  The Niger government has confirmed the abductions of persons on board the Niger State Transport Authority on Sunday on Minna- Kontagora road. The government announced...

I Didn’t Forge Oil Contract, Obasanjo’s in-Law Tells Court

  John Abebe, a businessman and brother-in-law of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, before an Ikeja Special Offences Court, denied forging parts of an...

Couple Bags 40 Years Jail Term for N53m Fraud

  A couple, Ebiesuwa Abayomi Fredrick and his wife, Tinuola Idayat Oyegunle, have been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment each. Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the...

Related news

Gov. Matawalle Charges President Buhari To Curtail Ethnic Attacks

Sani Muhammad Sani, Gusau In the light of ongoing wanton attacks and primitive violence on the Northern community in Ibadan, Governor Bello Muhammad has strongly...

Govt Confirms Abduction of Passengers on Minna-Kontagora Road

  The Niger government has confirmed the abductions of persons on board the Niger State Transport Authority on Sunday on Minna- Kontagora road. The government announced...

I Didn’t Forge Oil Contract, Obasanjo’s in-Law Tells Court

  John Abebe, a businessman and brother-in-law of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, before an Ikeja Special Offences Court, denied forging parts of an...

Couple Bags 40 Years Jail Term for N53m Fraud

  A couple, Ebiesuwa Abayomi Fredrick and his wife, Tinuola Idayat Oyegunle, have been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment each. Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the...
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here