Obalende Mechanics Beg Ambode For Mercy
Artisans at Iluburin Okesuna Mechanic Work Yard have appealed to the Lagos State governor Akinwumi Ambode not to destroy their sources of income.
The Lagos State task force, on Monday, handed a 48 hour notice to all workers and shop owners to vacate the place or face forceful eviction.
The D-day came and went on Thursday with fear on the faces of shop owners who are not sure what will happen next.
When Bounce News visited the community, all vehicles at mechanic workshops located under the Obalende bridge had been relocated by the artisans in compliance with the ultimatum, and for fear of damaging customers’ cars.
Shops were under lock and key, and the vicinity appeared clean after Thursday’s sanitation.
Jelili Usein, chairman Lagos State Mechanics Association, Obalende branch, pleaded with the governor to allow them continue with their daily hustle.
“We have been taking care of the area, keeping it clean. We obey and respect all government environmental rules and regulations. We pay our tax to the Lagos State government.
“Government should please temper justice with mercy because we have nowhere else to go.”
The government has condemned the activities of people who liter the environment causing heavy flood and blocked drains in some parts of the state.
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