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Lagos inaugurates team to curtail encroachment on Magodo road

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Idris Salako, Lagos State commissioner for physical planning and urban development, has inaugurated a special four-man team to curtail encroachment on the federal highway in Magodo.

Mukaila Sanusi, the public affairs officer of the ministry, said in a statement on Monday that the commissioner inaugurated the team due to indiscriminate construction on the road setbacks.

Members of the team include the general manager, Lagos State Urban Renewal Authority, Ajibike Shomade, and acting general manager, Lagos State Planning and Environmental Monitoring Agency, Waheed Kazeem, among others. The team has two weeks to deliver on its mandate.

Salako, who was alarmed at the rate of indiscriminate construction on the alignment, charged the team to ensure “removal of all illegal structures in the area, starting from Otedola end to Ikosi end of CMD Road”.

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He said it was wrong for anyone to illegally take over urban spaces for development purposes, despite repeated warnings by the government against such acts inimical to the state’s sustainable physical development.

The commissioner said that illegalities would not be tolerated and pledged the state government’s commitment to the protection of reserved lands.