Lamentations as Lagos demolishes structures under high tension cables
Written by Morenike Adebayo on August 18, 2016
The Lagos state government has demolished three hundred and fifty shops and structures under high tension lines across the state. This development came as a result of the expiration of ultimatum given to property owners who built their houses under high tension lines to vacate.
While the demolition of structures has drawn tears and lamentation, the Chairman of the demolition Task Force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, justified the action, saying that buildings on the Right of Way of high tension electricity cables are dangerous, illegal and therefore should be a serious source of concern to any responsive and responsible government. He therefore calls on those who have structures within the right of way of public utilities to start removing them now or face the full consequences of the law.