Lagos demolishes shanties on Blue Line rail corridor
Written by Taiwo Adekola on September 26, 2023
The Lagos State Government has intensified its efforts to rid some areas in the state of illegal structures and shanties as the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, in furtherance to the directives of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, supervised the demolition of shanties on the setbacks and rights of way of Lagos Blue Rail line corridor from Orile to Iyana Iba.
The commissioner was in company with the Chairman of the Special Intervention Team for the restoration of the Blue Line Right of Way, ACP Bayo Sulaiman; the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Gaji Omobolaji, and the counterpart in the Office of Drainage Services, Lekan Shodeinde.
Wahab was quoted in a statement yesterday saying that there was a need to ensure a complete restoration of the right of way, including that of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
He said the enforcement became imperative following the expiration of the one-month notice given by Sanwo-Olu to all street traders, squatters and occupiers of shanties and abandoned vehicles on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway from Orile up to Iyana-Iba.