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SANWO-OLU GOES TOUGH ON ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION, RIGHT OF WAY CONTRAVENTION - TheCityPulseNews.com
…Orders Buildings Marked For Demolition …Gov, Deputy Inspect Illegal Structures In Lekki-VGC Axis No fewer than 70 houses built on unapproved sites within the Lekki-Ajah axis will be pulled down, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pronounced on Saturday. The affected structures, most of which have been completed by their owners, are built on the right of way of tertiary canals and access roads. Sanwo-Olu led the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and members of the State Executive Council on an inspection of regional roads and waterfronts in Lekki and Victoria Garden City (VGC), saying that the developers of the properties on the inspected areas recklessly built their structures on unapproved sites and illegally embarked on development that encroached on statutory alignments and setbacks. The actions, the Governor said, were done in violation of the State’s physical planning law and master plan, stressing that there would be partial and complete demolition of the marked structures to enable the Government reclaim canals’ right of way and also to embark on construction of regional access roads that would relieve pressure on Lekki-Epe Expressway. He said: “This inspection is very important and strategic in our effort towards infrastructural renewal in Lagos. Regional …