The state administration of Lagos has pledged to demolish additional buildings notwithstanding the controversy surrounding the current state of affairs.
According to reports, a number of video footage show massive buildings being demolished by the state government for a variety of offenses.
There have been claims that certain Igbo-derived state citizens were the target of the destruction. That was, however, refuted by the administration.
The claims are still receiving attention, but on Monday, Tokunbo Wahab, the Commissioner of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, stated in a post on his official X account that building owners who broke drainage laws had been given a deadline to vacate their properties.
He claims that because of drainage issues, building owners “lying within the seven meters drainage setback on Orchid Road, Agungi, Ajiran, Conservation Road, Osapa, Oral Estate II, all along the Ikota River” had received a seven-day notice of violation.
The post stated: “We will continue to enforce regulations since that is the reason they are formed; we cannot keep making fun of the government for flooding when developers, builders, and homeowners are the main causes of flooding. There can be no progress without law and order. Let this inappropriate behavior end!
We also went to Chevron Drive, where the owners of Grace Ville Island and Pocket Island, Gravitas Company, were given a stop work order.
“We implore Lagosians to adhere to the State Drainage Master Plan in order to prevent property demolition, as the state’s decision to enforce the law and reclaim Drainage setbacks after the notices have expired cannot be undone.”