Sanwo-Olu orders demolition of Jankara, Bombata markets

Sanwo-Olu orders demolition of Jankara, Bombata markets

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the demolition of Jankara and Bombata markets in Lagos Island.

The reason for this directive is to allow for the free flow of water into the drains.

“There will be zero-tolerance and from Monday, the Ministry of Environment will start giving demolition notices to all the stores that have been built on the drains and all existing drains.

“They have built shops on all the drains and that is why we are having these problems of flooding and environmental pollution.

“We cannot let a few people risk the lives of the larger number of us,’’ Sanwo-Olu said after a drainage and regeneration tour of Lagos Island.

He noted that a lot of illegal structures erected in the markets had blocked the drainage channels causing flooding, adding that human activities had negatively impacted the areas.

He stressed that the markets must give way to allow for urban regeneration and to end perennial flooding in the area.

The governor told all illegal squatters and those involved in illegal activities that the government would take and clean up the markets as it enforced its zero tolerance for illegal environmental activities.

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