Illegal occupants of abandoned Ikoyi towers get 48-hour eviction notice

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The Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources has issued a 48-hour eviction notice to all illegal occupants of the Ikoyi Towers in the Lagos Island area of the state.

The state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed this during an inspection of the estate on Saturday, May 4.

Sharing videos via his X handle, Wahab stated that hundreds of undocumented residents were seen in the premises, which lacked sanitary provisions adding that they posed both security and environmental threats to the state, hence the eviction notice.

He wrote: “We were also on a site inspection to assess enforcement of Osborne underbridge after the illegal structures harbouring several persons were removed. Abandoned Ikoyi Towers which we observed were housing illegal occupants posing a security threat to the environment and nuisance to the State. An undocumented number of persons running into hundreds were seen in the premises with no sanitary provisions, and whose daily activities could not be ascertained. They have been given a 48-hour vacation notice to leave the area.

“Stagnant water bodies were also observed in the canal in Ebutte Elefun – Adeniji Adele, Lagos Island. Illegal structures and other business activities such as block/cement moulding were found along the fence of Ebutte Elefun High School. We have given a directive for the removal of these infractions.”

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