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Lagos State Owners of abandoned buildings to face sanction

Owners of uncompleted and abandoned buildings in Lagos State will face sanctions if they fail to put them together.

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The CP, Fatai Owoseni and Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode play

The CP, Fatai Owoseni and Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode


The Lagos State Government has given owners of abandoned and uncompleted buildings in the state to ensure they expedite action and complete such buildings or face heavy sanctions.

This order came as the government believes such uncompleted and abandoned buildings have become hideouts for miscreants and hoodlums in the state from where they commit unlawful acts.

The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, while briefing Government House Correspondents after the State Security Council meeting on Tuesday, October 6, said various issues regarding security situation, crime management, law enforcement and traffic management within the State and some other issues, with a way of finding lasting solution, were on the front burner.

“We’ve looked at areas where we are winning, areas where we need to make more efforts and especially at the security implication of the security implication of the influx of people into Lagos State in large numbers, the security implication of so many houses, uncompleted and abandoned buildings and the increase in the number of people that are getting into so many estates in Lagos.

Of course, decision has been taken that the owners of abandoned and uncompleted buildings that does not have anything to do with them and that are not securing them, that have allowed people who have been infiltrating into Lagos to occupy and for miscreants to be used for illegal activities that we are going to now address the situation to see how we can make owners of such properties to be accountable,” the CP said.

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