The Lagos State Government has commenced the clearing of shanties and encroachment on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
A Special Intervention Team set up by the state government to clear the shanties and encroachment began the clearing, removal of make-shift shops, and evacuation of squatters on the expressway on Sunday.
The team comprises officials of the Ministries of Works and Infrastructure, and Transportation, as well as the Police, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, and other relevant agencies.
The Police Area Commander in charge of Area F, Ikeja, ACP Bayo Sulaiman, led the team that started the clearing of the illegal structures from the Iganmu end of the road in the early hours of Sunday.
Commenting on the activities of the Special Intervention Team, the Director of Operations, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, Olasunkanmi Ojo-Owuro, said that the exercise was in line with Sanwo-Olu’s vision toward enhancing safety and urban development.
Ojo-Oworu added, “The exercise would be sustained. As a matter of fact, the affected persons along the corridor ignored several notices served by state officials thinking that it would be business as usual. We intend to clear all the illegal structures on the Blue Rail and Badagry Expressway from Apapa-Iganmu to Igbo Elerin.”
He further said, “The current situation of the entire Badagry Expressway has put this corridor in a very deplorable state. Mr Governor not being happy about it, constituted a special intervention team to restore sanity, clear all the shanties, remove all the miscreants, and make the infrastructure work.”Follow us on social media