Lagos commences removal of 100 Adeniji-Adele shanties

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The Lagos government has commenced the removal of over 100 shanties at the Adeniji Adele under-bridge area of the state.

 

This was made known by the Lagos commissioner for environment and water resources, Tokunbo Wahab on X.com on Monday.

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He wrote, “The joint task force of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps #LAGESCOfficial (KAI) and Lagos State Environment and Special Offences team, commenced the removal of shanties and makeshift structures built under Adeniji Adele bridge after expiration of the vacation notice.”

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Recall that Tokunbo on Sunday disclosed that the removal of over 100 shanties under the bridge at Adeniji Adele would commence today following the expiration of a 48-hour removal notice served on all occupants of the shanties to move with their belongings.

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Last week, the state government said that it has intensified efforts to arrest suspected gang leaders who rented out 86 apartments in the Dolphin Estate Bridge in Ikoyi.

 

Following a discovery by the state government last Wednesday, it was revealed that 86 partitioned rooms, measuring 10×10 and 12×10, were being used as makeshift apartments under the bridge. Tenants occupying these rooms are reportedly paying N250,000 per annum.

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