Lagos State government under the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu has commenced demolition of inner gates on the streets of Lekki Phase I, Lagos.
The state government stated that the removal of the "illegal" inner gates installed by residents on the streets of Lekki Phase I is necessary because it obstructs the master plan of the city and causes hardships to motorists who were denied access to the roads constructed by the government for public use.
"To restore the master plan and ensure a healthier environment, the Lagos State Government on Saturday commenced the removal of permanently closed inner road gates in the Lekki Phase I axis of the State. The exercise is also to ease the untold hardship of motorists who are denied access to public roads," the state government stated.
Speaking further Lagos State Government said, "The enforcement operation which was authorized by Mr. Governor followed several days of traffic snarl which residents connecting Lekki were experiencing due to the inaccessibility of connecting roads.
"Roads and streets already enforced since the operation started include Sir Rufus Foluso Giwa, Theophilus Oji, Osaro Isokpan, Abike Sulaiman, Ben Okagbue MBA, Olubunmi Rotimi, Olanrewaju Ninalowo, Dele Adedeji, Abayomi Sonuga, Siji Soetan and Rasheed Alaba Williams.
The State Government decided to commence the enforcement following the indiscriminate mounting and multiplicity of the gates in many parts of the state, defacing the aesthetics of the environment.
Speaking on the development, Commissioner for MOE&WR, Tokunbo Wahab said the State Government will restore the aesthetics being defaced by the indiscriminate gates by removing them across the state.
He urged all resident associations that have permanently locked gates in their estates or communities to remove them voluntarily.
Understandably, The Round Table recalled that the residents of Lekki posed a threat at the second term reelection of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu which was unchecked during the presidential election.
The Round Table also understands that the majority of the gated-estates in Lagos, including Lekki, allegedly committed a lot of atrocities during the last general election. The atrocities range from electoral rigging to unauthorized arrest of electoral officers, just to mention but a few.
Arguably, the estate association do not have the right to deny anyone access to the road network in the estates, except it is approved by the government.
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Published 12/25/2023 5:16:18 PM