Tears As Lagos Government Demolishes 13 Houses In Ajao Estate 


At least 13 residential buildings at the Ajao Estate area of Lagos state have been demolished.

The incident left residents crying out for help.

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.


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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 possibile 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.

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