Officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, on Thursday demolished 21 buildings erected illegally on government’s land meant to develop mass housing around Ogudu area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The parcel of land measuring 7.6 hectares at Abule Shoko area, Ogudu is said to belong to the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation, LSDPC, meant to develop mass housing project of the state government. Officials of LASBCA stormed the slummy area in the morning and began immediate demolition as residents scampered to get out their belongings.
The state government said it issued quit notices to residents of the area one year ago and followed it up with another notice four months ago, but noted that residents refused to vacate their apartments.
General Manager, LASBCA, Engr. Lekan Shodeinde said government had a plan to use the parcel of land which belonged to it for mass housing development, adding that the affected buildings had been marked for demolition a year ago.