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Lagos State resumes demolition of illegal structures on canals, drainage

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The Lagos State government on Thursday resumed the demolition of illegal structures built on canals and drainage setbacks at the Ikota drainage channel in Lekki.

This was disclosed in a post on X by the spokesperson of the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, Kunle Adeshina.

He wrote: “LASG resumed the removal of structures on the drainage setback of Lekki 2-Ikota channel to reclaim the setback.

The state government in its bid to stop the perennial flooding witnessed in the area on October 14 began the demolition of houses built on the drainage channel. The exercise has seen many residents homeless after their properties were demolished.

On October 14, the state government began demolishing buildings built on the drainage channel to stop the area’s periodic floods.

Many residents were left homeless as a result of the exercise, as their homes were razed.

The state government also stated that it would not compensate the owners of the demolished structures because they were informed that their homes were impeding the free flow of rainwater into drainage systems.

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