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The Lagos State government on Wednesday demolished over 150 shanties, kiosks, and shop extensions around Arewa Community Central Mosque, popularly called Masalashi Allhaja, in the Agege area.
Channels TV said on defending the exercise, Chairman of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit Taskforce, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, described the shanties as illegal and an environmental “eyesore”.
Egbeyemi, in a statement, said relevant stakeholders, including Alhaji Musa Muhammad Dogon Kadai, the Sarki of Agege, were notified before the demolition was carried out.
“The area has since become eyesore and security threat to residents including members of the public as the entire area including the surroundings of the mosque had been occupied by miscreants and illegal traders,” he added.
The Lagos State Government has insured street sweepers in the state owing to the risks they face while discharging their daily duties.
This was disclosed by the Lagos Waste Management Authority in a statement issued yesterday.
Lagos Waste Management Authority noted that the development is to help that the welfare of the sweepers in the state is being taken care of.
While describing the workers as front liners in the management of waste in the state, the agency praised them for their efforts in ensuring that the megacity remains squeaky clean
Under the LAWMA CEO programme, the insurance policy will cover amongst others: death while in active service, permanent disability and medical expenses.
The waste agency explained that its acting “Managing Director, Ibrahim Odumboni, has made a resolve and unequivocally so, that the primary focus and the mandate of the Authority in managing and regulation of waste will not be compromised, deploying the best global practices in achieving same, in line with the “THEMES” agenda of Mr.Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in achieving a cleaner and healthier environment and the general well-being of Lagosians.”