Gbenga Sodeinde in Ado Ekiti
The South-west Professional Forum (SOWPROF) has said that majority of illegal structures demolished in Lagos are owned by Yoruba people.
SOWPROF, President , Chief Segun Ajibulu, said this in a statement made available to journalists by Lateef Kayode, the group’s Assistant General Secretary.
SOWPROF established in 2012 as a coalition of South-west based professional groups, dismissed insinuations that the demolition was targeting a particular group.
“We need to set the records straight. We have done diligent checks. We have a compilation of all the victims of the demolition of illegal structures in Lagos. We have done extensive compilation of the victims and the issues involved.
“Some 80 per cent of the victims of the demolished illegal buildings in Lagos are from the South-west area” the statement said.
The professional group said attempts by a few people to “ethnicise” the environmental issue was self-serving.
It urged the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, not to be deterred by “parochial critics” introducing ethnic politics into a purely environmental issue.