As a way of restoring the aesthetics of the environment and in compliance with the State Physical Planning laws, the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), in partnership with the Nigerian Navy, has removed shanties erected along Navy Gate, Satellite Town in Oriade Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the State.
Speaking during the exercise, the General Manager of the Agency, Arc. Gbolahan Oki, disclosed that no fewer than 80 illegal structures were pulled down in order to restore 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 masterplan designed for different areas of the State.
Oki commended the partnership with the Nigerian Navy, describing it as a “timely intervention” needed to make Lagos work and salvage it from environmental degradation.
The General Manager also called on other relevant government agencies and organisations, especially other members of the Nigerian Armed Forces, to emulate the Nigerian Navy in safeguarding the lives and property of all Lagosians by supporting LASBCA in its efforts to rid the State of illegal infrastructure development.