Lagos government denies demolishing Sabo market
…Warns Developers On Consequences Of Unlawful Demolitions
Days after news filtered in that Sabo Market, Ikorodu was demolished by agents of the Lagos State Government, the state government through the Commissioner of Information, Steve Ayorinde yesterday denied any involvement in said demolition.
He claimed that the market demolished on Thursday night was by unscrupulous and desperate developers suspected to be acting in connivance with certain local government officials and a certain uniformed personnel who acted beyond brief. The statement by Ayorinde, maintained that the State Government did not demolish the market and would not demolish any market or property in the State without following due process.
It explained that government had observed a pattern, which engages uniform men to carry out spurious orders without any proper notice being served to deny market women of the means of their livelihood.
It affirmed that Government would no longer tolerate this brazen act of illegality.
To forestall similar occurrences, the commissioner said the Government would henceforth beam its searchlight on the excesses of developers, local government officials and their cohorts in order to protect the interest of hard working traders. The statement reiterated the commitment of the government to protect the right of every citizen and warned against further acts of connivance between developers and their cohorts.