The Lagos State Task Force, have issued a seven days removal notice to all owners of illegal structures along Badagry Expressway.
Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi who stated this in a press statement issued on Wednesday, warned owners of illegal structures and traders at different spots to immediately vacate all road setbacks and walkways on or before July 23, 2019.
Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), stated that the removal notice became imperative in preparation for the commencement of road works to be embarked upon along that corridor, and to dislodged criminal elements who on a daily basis, rob motorists including innocent members of the public of their valuables.
According to the Chairman “It was an eye-sore, seeing owners of these illegal structures, Iron benders, fruit sellers, pepper sellers, ram sellers, furniture makers and food vendors from Eric Moore’ down to ‘Trade Fair’, indiscriminately dumping their refuse and used materials on road set-backs, walk-ways and canals, thereby causing serious flood to the entire axis whenever it rains.
“ They must remove their illegal structures, shanties, Kiosks and containarised shops on or before Tuesday, 23rd of July, 2019.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu newly signed ‘Executive Order’ on traffic and sanitation, declaring zero tolerance for environmental abuse, illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse and defacing the environment.”
CSP Egbeyemi however advised miscreants and hoodlums who have turned under pedestrian bridges, shanties and abandoned vehicles including containarised shops as their abode to vacate immediately as anyone caught would be seriously dealt with in accordance with the law.