Residents of the bordering Agbado-Okearo area of Ogun State have appealed the sitting Governor, Mr. Dapo Abiodun, to prevent an alleged attempt by the Lagos State Water Corporation to demolish over 400 houses in the area.
The Chairman of the Agbado-Okearo Community Development Association, Mr. Samson Abegunde, in a statement, Sunday, bemoaned that the houses were marked for demolition to pave the way for pipeline installations by the LSWC, in the area.
He said, “We are appealing to Governor Dapo Abiodun, a listening and sympathetic governor, to assist us, the landlords, by prevailing on his Lagos counterpart to stop the demolition of our houses.
“The community has been in existence since after the civil war, while the water corporation was established in 1986. Most of the landlords have been living in the area since 1972 without any problem.
“Also, most landlords in the community have the necessary documents, including approved plans by the Ogun State Government.”
Abegunde said that the last time the corporation embarked on water pipeline installation, many landlords died without getting compensation.
He advised that the LSWC could lay the pipelines behind the waterworks in the area as an alternative route to Lagos.
Abegunde also advised the corporation to use the pig farm in the Oke-Aro area as an alternative route to Lagos.Follow us on social media