Adeniji Adele Estate To Be Pulled Down, Says Fashola •Promises Alternative Accommodation Arrangement

GOV. FASHOLA SPEAKING WITH RESIDENTS OF ADENIJI ADELE ESTATE. PHOTO CREDITS: CHANNELS TV
GOV. FASHOLA SPEAKING WITH RESIDENTS OF ADENIJI ADELE ESTATE.
PHOTO CREDITS: CHANNELS TV

The entire buildings in Adeniji Adele estate on Lagos Island are to be pulled down owing to the nature of the terrain, which is swampy and faulty structural foundations of most of the buildings which are old, the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has said.

Speaking to residents of the estate on Sunday after inspecting the area, Mr. Fashola said the move, based on the recommendations of Architects and structural Engineers, was necessary to reduce the incidences of collapsed buildings in the state and promised that alternative arrangements would be provided.

Fashola, who said he came personally to appeal to the residents on the need to cooperate with his administration said, “Many of the houses that are collapsing in Lagos are old houses like this and for those of you who know our terrain, most of it is reclaimed land, swampy land and the types of foundations of piling needed to reinforce the buildings are not there.”

He added, “The reason I’ve come, is to appeal to you to work with us through your chairmen and leaders here… if you need lawyers, get lawyers if you don’t need, trust us, I give you my word in public. We need to move you out, rebuild these buildings and you’ve my words that everybody who was in a flat here, every lawful owner, would be returned back here.”

On alternative arrangement made by his administration, Governor Fashola remarked “We did reason we can make some arrangements for you to (provide some support) go and rent temporary accommodation until all of this is done.”

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