The Lagos State Government has commenced the demolition of structures in lgbogbo to pave way for the remodelling of the deplorable Igbogbo/Bayeku road in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu Division area of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, on Thursday, August 11, 2022.
The demolition, THE IMPACT gathered, commenced around 3pm today from Ojubode/Odofin/Awolowo Way junction in Igbogbo.
Government had erected a project board at the Odofin junction in Igbobo in the second week in June, stating that the project would commence in July 2022.
Residents of Igbogbo and other road users had over the years cried out to the government to rehabilitate the road which has adversely affected the social and economic lives of the people.
Odofin road, which connects the Igbogbo/Ipakodo palace Road to the Awowolo Way/Igbogbo/Bayeku Road, is also part of the remodelling.
The bulldozer which was used for the demolition pulled down structures to create the right of way, starting from the right side of the road where the Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA secretariat is located. It affected the Council’s fence and gate house. However, the council management had prepared for the exercise weeks back by starting the construction of another fence some metres from the one demolished today.
Also affected were fences and shops located in front of late Chief Alapinni of Igbogbo, late Alhaji Aroyewun’s building and other houses.
The demolition stopped at the site of the liquidated Savannah Bank of Nigeria, where the bulldozer is expected to continue tomorrow.
Our reporter, who was on ground to monitor the demolition, also watched residents and shop owners of residential buildings and shops on other side of the road removing their valuables in readiness for the demolition of the structures on Friday.