Lagos government demolishes shops under burned Apongbon Bridge

The Lagos state government on Friday demolished shops and other structures built under the fire. apongbon bridge on the island of Lagos. The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that a fire swept through the bridge on March 23 due to the activities of shopkeepers, prompting the federal and Lagos state governments to issue a seven-day eviction notice to merchants with shops under the bridge. . Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on March 27, had given merchants a three-day ultimatum to vacate or risk the demolition of their shops. NAN reports that by 9:00 am on Friday, the Lagos state task force had moved to the site with their bulldozers and started demolishing the shops. Security officers on patrol monitored the demolition of shops and other structures. Officials did not allow store owners and merchants from stores across the street from the bridge to open their doors. Apongbon Bridge demolition He too Lakes Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) staff were on the ground clearing debris from the demolished structures in their waiting trucks. One of the displaced shop owners, Theophilus Best, said they could not fight the government for demolishing the shops, adding that he nevertheless prayed that the government would move them to a new site. Mr Best, who is a margarine/butter wholesaler, said that since the fire incident he had been sharing a shop with his friend. “I believe that once there is life, there is hope for me and for others affected,” he said. Another affected trader, Ifeanyi Okoye, who sells baking ingredients, appealed to the state government to move them to a new site where they would continue their trade. Okoye said that since the government announced its intention to demolish the shops on the site, it had packed some of its goods that were not affected by the fire at a temporary site. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Lagos government demolishes shops under burned Apongbon Bridge