canada africa partner reservation How is this okay? – Singer Yemi Alade takes action against the demolition of houses in Lagos (video)

How is this okay? – Singer Yemi Alade takes action against the demolition of houses in Lagos (video)


Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade, the famous Nigerian singer, has criticized the Lagos State government over the recent demolition of some houses in Maryland.

The “Johnny” crooner complained that the government was making citizens’ lives harder by making them homeless overnight.

She also said that the ongoing demolitions in the state are negatively impacting the real estate sector, adding that it is driving away investors.

In a video message shared via her Instagram account, Alade said: “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?

“This happens repeatedly. Right now, Maryland and Mende are on fire. People sleep in their homes and become homeless the next day.

“You are ruining the real estate value of the state and the country, making people not only lose faith in the idea of ​​Nigeria but also completely lose hope in the small coins they have saved to make their lives worth living. How is this okay? Why why?”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, has explained the reason for the continued demolition of houses in Mende, Maryland and other parts of the state.

According to him, the houses being demolished were built on drainage canals.

On his X handle Wahab wrote: “We also visited Mende Villa, Maryland, where the developer initially claimed there was an approval for drainage on the site. Directors aware of what happened at the time were invited to speak on the matter, but confirmed that the developer had been given temporary and conditional approval to allow a 20 meter setback from the edge of System 1, but he thereby infringed upon the adversity. hinder the flow of rainwater.

“However, through the magnanimity of Governor @jidesanwoolu, it was approved that the ROW would be reduced from 140 to 100 meters and distributed on a 60/40 basis (60 Mende /40 Ogudu) instead of the original 140 at the Mende- side. The instruction to immediately proceed with the removal of all structures on the stretch has been given to the enforcement team after the first removal notice was served to them in 2021 and the last notice in November 2023, following the stakeholders’ meeting.