- Demolishes illegal structures, abandoned buildings
After a two-week ultimatum elapsed last week, the Lagos State Government finally rolled out bulldozers on Sunday, pulling down illegal structures, as part of its strong will to enforce the original masterplan of Ikoyi, Lekki and Victoria Island.
The operation, which was led by the Chairman of the Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit), Mr. Yinka Egbeyemi, led to the removal of roadside kiosks and pulling down of shanties on setbacks, medians and walkways.
The operation started four weeks after the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode set up a Special Task Force on the Clean-Up of Ikoyi, Lekki and Victoria Island to enforce masterplan of the area.
The clean-up team comprised operatives of the Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences, Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Lagos State Parks and Garden Agency (LASPARK), Ikoyi- Obalende LCDA, Iru-Victoria Island LCDA and Victoria Island Ikoyi Residents Association (VIIRA).