Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the demolition of popular Bombata and Jankara Markets in Lagos Island as part of the on-going efforts to regenerate Lagos Island and deflooding project of the area.
Sanwo-Olu gave the directive on Sunday, while addressing the media during an inspection tour which started from Idumagbo Avenue through Ojo-Giwa, Jankara, Oroyinyin, Bombata, Pelewura and Ilubinrin of the state.
The state government is building a Pumping Station, six metres by 1.2 metres to convey flood water from Thomas and Idumagbo areas into the Lagoon.
Sanwo-Olu, who was accompanied by the state Commissioners for the Environment and Water Resources, Information and Strategy, Gbengaand Transportation, Tokunbo Wahab, Gbenga Omotoso and Oluwaseun Osiyemi, respectively, among other top government officials, urged residents to have a change of attitude towards the environment as his administration would not tolerate any form of abuse.
The governor, also announced that the Ministry of the Environment will start issuing abatement notices to traders and squatters, especially at Pelewura Market and work with the concessionaire and the Local Government to determine when the evacuation and demolition of the market will commence.
Sanwo-Olu said that the original contractor, Messrs Julius Berger, would also this week commence assessment of roads in Idumagbo, Ojo-Giwa, Oroyinyin, Adeniji Adele to Ebutte Ero for the review of the Phase two regeneration of the entire area.