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Illegal Builders To Pay for Demolition – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab has revealed that the government may ask illegal builders whose houses are demolished to pay for the demolition.

Wahab disclosed this on Tuesday while replying to a comment calling out the Lagos State Government for demolishing their buildings in Mende estate at Kosofe Local Government Area of the state

Wahab noted that the era of what he described as ‘anyhowness’ in the state is now over, adding, “We cannot be complaining about a problem and still complain about the solution.

Recently, the Lagos State Government commenced demolition of some buildings at Arowojogbe in Mende estate.

The demolition sparked outrage from residents and netizens, who accused them of lack of prior notice. The commissioner added that the demolished structures were built on System 1 drainage right of way to the Odo Iya Alaro River.

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