29 December 2012

Nigeria: Oyo Intensifies Demolition of Shanties, Illegal Structures

Ibadan — Oyo State Government yesterday intensified its on-going demolition of illegal structures and shanties across the state as it took the exercise to the Lagos-Ibadan Toll-Gate area.

The government directed a petroleum dealer with the trade name Fola Oil Limited to stop work on an on-going construction under the PHCN high tension wire.

The state Commissioner for Environment and Habitat, Barrister Lowo Obisesan, gave the directive in the course of the on-going demolition of illegal structures and shanties in the area.

The Commissioner who was represented by his assistant on politics, Mr. Muyiwa Olaoye, said this while addressing the traders at the Lagos-Ibadan Toll-Gate.

He ordered the traders to evacuate from under the high tension cable for the safety of their lives noting that, the traders should make use of the place already provided by the government.

In an earlier weekly environmental exercise in the state, the commissioner ordered the seal up of two shops, a bank industry and a filling station situated at Iwo Road for not complying with the state weekly environmental order.

The Commissioner added that any goods seized will no longer be returned to the owners but rather be destroyed as directed by the state governor.

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