Lagos Demolishes Illegal Structures Under High Tension Cables
Perhaps to prevent a reapeat of what happened in Calabar when 30 football fans died after a high tension cable fell on the viweing centre they were watching a football match, the Lagos State Government has demolished over 120 illegal structures and shops built under high tension power cables at Itedo area of Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Olayinka Egbeyemi, Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force who led the operatives of the agency to carry out the demolition exercise disclosed that the over 120 illegal shops and structures constructed under high tension power cables were demolished after the government had served a 6-month demolition notice to both owners and occupiers.
He said that radiation from high tension cables posed serious danger to human health and that no responsible and responsive government would put any of her citizens’ lives at risks.
Egbeyemi stated that the demolished illegal shops and structures constructed under high tension cables were eyesore as miscreants and hoodlums were freely smoking Indian hemp at Itedo.
It also houses prostitution by under-aged girls.
He hinted that the newly introduced ‘Rent-to-Own’ housing policy scheme of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode which had more than 4,355 fully equipped housing unit spread across the State was meant to alleviate housing problem of both low/middle income earners and to equally discourage people living at any restricted areas which included under high tension cables.
He urged both owners and occupiers of shops and structures constructed under high tension cables across the State to immediately remove them as the demolition exercise would be extended to other areas.