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Lagos govt issues 30-day ultimatum for removal houses converted to churches, mosques, clubhouses

Boom RadioNG | January 31, 2024

Lagos State Government has issued a 30-day ultimatum to the owners and occupiers of residential buildings illegally converted to churches, mosques, clubhouses, lounges, and bars without approval for change of use to revert to the original use of the structure.

This ultimatum was given by the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, in a statement.

The commissioner said the notice is due to the distortion of the master plan of Lagos State by some persons who have been disregarding the regulatory provisions of the law, turning residential areas into clubhouses and worship centres thereby constituting a nuisance to the environment.

 

Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab,

“The removal notice became imperative following security concerns of citizens and repeated complaints of non-adherence to safety and security guidelines issued to the club owners,” he stated.

He directed owners of buildings in residential areas that have been converted to churches, mosques, clubs, bars, and lounges without government approvals to evict such occupants before the expiration of the 30-day final notice as a notice of sealing the buildings will not done again but the commencement of the total removal of such buildings will be done at the cost of the owners.

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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