Lagos State Government has issued a five day-quit notice to different squatters under the Ijora Causeway Bridge and Lagos Blue Rail Line overhead bridge in Ijora to remove all their shanties for constituting a danger to the Lagos Blue Line corridor or risk demolition.
The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, issued the quit notice when he led a delegation that included the Chairman, the Special Intervention Squad on the Restoration of the Lagos Badagry Rail Corridor Clean-Up, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, Bayo Sulaiman, and Special Adviser on the Environment, Kunle Rotimi-Akodu on an inspection of the Ijora and the under bridge.
Wahab who lamented the security risk that the occupation of underneath the Blue Rail Line bridge by mini buses, block molders, fuel sellers, and miscreants posed to the safe operation of the Blue Rail Line service, said the government would not allow the menace to continue.
The commissioner stated that the state Task Force on Special Offences would take full possession of the whole expanse of land under the Ijora Causeway Bridge and would be sustained by the state government.
Wahab also gave a 24-hour quit notice to all those selling petroleum products under the Ijora Bridge to move all their trucks and containers or risk confiscation, adding that they posed enormous dangers to the infrastructure and human presence in the area.
The delegation also included the Permanent Secretaries, Office of Drainage Services, Engr. Lekan Shodeinde, Environmental Services, GAJI Omobolaji, Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, GM LASEPA, Dr Tunde Ajayi, GM LASPARK, Mrs Toun Popoola, Managing director LASAA, Prince Fatiu Akiolu, Corps Marshal KAI, Mrs Gbemi Akinpelu and other directors in the ministry.