Inhabitants have mourned as Lagos State Government annihilated no less than 13 residential buildings at the Ajao Estate area of the state.
The demolition which began on Friday has been blamed by the state authorities as illegal occupation, construction along pipeline and cited in close proximity to the Murtala International Airport, Lagos.
A viral video showed the demolition of the buildings carried out as a woman’s voice wailed that she did not pick anything out from her house.
The General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, Gbolahan Oki, explained several reasons for the demolition on Friday, while briefing newsmen.
According to Oki, the buildings lacked required approvals and were cited around Airport restricted areas while some are cited on aviation fuel pipelines.
Oki, who described the situation as a disaster waiting to happen, expressed fear of possible fire outbreak from the pipeline in future which he said could result in loss of lives and properties.
He said the builders also lacked required documents as approvals for construction in that area.
In another thought, we at newsnigeria is also raising a concern on how this people where allowed to build in the said pipeline as alleged. We want to draw your attention to ask questions as regards to the role of Lagos government in that estate before the construction.