Officials of the State Environmental and Special Offences Task Force have marked over 2,500 illegal structures at Marwa Waterside in Lekki for demolition as part of efforts to complete the Lagos Mega City project.
The chairman of the agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed the development to the media, stating that the affected persons were given a seven-day notice to evacuate the location.
Egbeyemi said they were offered additional eight days to pack up before the action takes place.
“It was an eye-sore as these illegal artisans, food vendors and others littered the entire area with refuse and waste materials,” he stated.
“Investigation conducted revealed that none of these occupants and illegal business operators have any permit from the state government as miscreants freely smoke and sell Indian hemp as well as engage in prostitution around residential premises.”
Egbeyemi revealed that a coastal road would be built as an alternate axis to the Lekki-Epe Expressway.