According to SaharaReporters, the numerous residents said they could not fathom why the State government demolished every building in the Balogun extension of Iwaya, Yaba.
The Lagos State government has demolished no fewer than 200 houses in the Iwaya Abete area of the city metropolis. Our correspondent reported that numerous residents said they could not fathom why the State government demolished every building in the Balogun extension of Iwaya, Yaba.
One resident, who simply identified himself as Ademola, said the government’s action was callous and came unexpectedly. He and other residents accused the Lagos State government of harboring an illicit secret intention to sell the area to a few privileged people.
Speaking with our correspondent, another resident described Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State of not being people-friendly, adding that the governor was only concerned about self-enrichment and creating wealth for his cronies.
The resident added that the demolition would only aggravate the poverty level in the area as well as the country.
Some of the residents appealed to humanitarian organizations, Nigerian and international, to intervene in order to ensure that the displaced residents receive appropriate compensation for their losses. They also urged Governor Ambode to show empathy for their plight by arranging for their proper relocation and resettlement in alternative accommodations. RECEIVE NEWS UPDATE ON: WHATSAPP +234 701 056 0394, AND TWITTER: @247NGNEWSUPDATE, EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE Share your story with us: firstname.lastname@example.org PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>