Lagos dislodges illegal squatters under Ijora Causeway bridge
By Wilson Adekumola
The Lagos State Government has dislodged illegal squatters under the Ijora Causeway bridge.
Lagos State Commissioner of the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, made this known in a statement via his X handle on Saturday.
Wahab explained that the move was carried out following the expiration of a five-day quit notice issued to squatters on Sunday, 28 January 2024.
He noted that the enforcement as directed by the State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, was in conjunction with Special Intervention Squad led by ACP Bayo Sulaiman, on restoring the Lagos Badagry Rail Corridor clean-up.
The Commissioner disclosed that on Friday, 2 February, 3024 the Monitoring and Enforcement Team of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps dislodged and removed illegal kiosks built under the newly constructed Oyingbo bridge.
He, however, said that a sewage evacuation truck was impounded on Friday. The driver was arrested for discharging faeces in the drainage and polluting the environment in Amuwo Odofin Housing Estate, Mile 2.
He stated further that the driver has been arraigned and remanded by the magistrate till Tuesday for sentencing.
“Following the expiration of a 5-day quit notice issued to squatters under the Ijora Causeway Bridge by @followlasg last Sunday, the Enforcement Team of the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources @LasgMOE and Special Intervention Squad on the Restoration of the Lagos Badagry Rail Corridor Clean-Up led ACP Bayo Sulaiman begin enforcement by dislodging the illegal squatters and clearing up the area as directed by Lagos State Governor, @jidesanwoolu”, he wrote.