canada africa partner reservation Yemi Alade slams Lagos State government over demolition of houses in Maryland

Yemi Alade slams Lagos State government over demolition of houses in Maryland

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Popular Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade, has spoken out against the recent demolition of houses in Maryland by the Lagos State Government, criticizing the move as “ruining the property values ​​of the state and the country” and leaving citizens homeless overnight makes.

In a video message shared on her Instagram account, Alade expressed her dismay, saying: “Lagos State, what is going on? Does it make sense that people will invest millions of naira and dollars in real estate, buy houses and land, and the state government will demolish the place and make people homeless overnight?

She deplored the repeated demolitions, citing the impact on citizens and the real estate sector, which drove away potential investors and contributed to a negative perception of the state’s development.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, explained that the demolished houses were built on drains and the developers had obstructed the setback and obstructed rainwater flow. He stated that the government had shown magnanimity by reducing the Right of Way (ROW) from 140 meters to 100 metres, but the structures still hampered drainage alignment.

The demolition has sparked controversy, with many calling for a more considerate approach to urban development. Yemi Alade’s outspoken criticism has added to growing concerns about the government’s actions.