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Insecurity: LASBCA partners Navy to demolish shanties in Oriade council

By Emmanuel Shedrach
29 October 2021   |   4:04 am
Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and the Nigerian Navy have commenced removal of shanties erected along Navy Gate, Satellite Town in Oriade Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state.

Some of the demolished shanties

Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and the Nigerian Navy have commenced removal of shanties erected along Navy Gate, Satellite Town in Oriade Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state. 

General Manager of the Agency, Gbolahan Oki, an architect, said no fewer than 80 of these illegal structures were pulled down to check insecurity and restore physical normalcy to the area. 

He lamented the rate at which some individuals would continue to erect shanties along major roads without recourse to the State Physical Planning laws and existing master plan designed for different areas of the State. 

Oki commended the partnership with the Nigerian Navy, describing it as a “timely intervention” needed at this time to make Lagos work, check security challenges and salvage the state from environmental degradation. 

The General Manager also called on other relevant government agencies and organisations, especially other members of Nigerian Armed Forces to emulate the Navy in safeguarding the life and property of Lagosians by supporting LASBCA to get rid of illegal physical developments in the state.