• To redevelop Apapa Tin-Can Park
Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offenses (Enforcement) Unit has on Monday concluded plans to demolish illegal structures on Idera Land Scheme in lbeju-Lekki on Wednesday August 19 this year.
This arrangement is coming just as the Apapa Tin-Can Island Park is set to undergo a facelift by the State Government.
The Chairman of the Lagos State Taskforce, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who disclosed this over the weekend, said all illegal structures and shanties built on the Idera Land Scheme would be demolished this Wednesday after the expiration of the seven-day ‘Removal Order’ previously served by the Agency to the squatters.
Egbeyemi explained that the government observed with dismay the massive encroachment by individuals, private estate developers and land speculators who also defraud innocent members of public through the illegal sale of land within government acquisition along the Ibeju-Lekki corridor.
He implored Lagosians, who are interested in purchasing land in the state to first verify the true status of the particular property at the State’s Land Registry or Surveyor-General’s Office where documents are stored in the Electronic Data Management System (EDMS).
“All illegal structures and buildings constructed on State land by persons, companies or institutions without valid titles from the government would soon be removed by the Agency across the state,” the chairman declared.
Egbeyemi further warned miscreants, mechanics, food vendors and owners/occupiers of illegal shanties within Apapa Tin-Can Island Park to evacuate the land within seven days as the entire area is set to be redeveloped and given a new look to transform the state into a functional and efficient model Mega-City.
He maintained that a situation where illegal squatters jumped on Government Acquired Land to erect illegal structures and shanties would no longer be tolerated by the government.Follow us on social media