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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Photos: Lagos State Govt Is On A Demolition Spree...

In recent weeks, the Lagos state government has embarked on a demolition spree of citizens’ places of business, in places such as Isolo, Mile 2, and Iponri, all in the name of restoring sanity to the state’s physical environment and securing the lives of Lagosians.

While the state might justify with cogent reasons on the need to get going with its new-found love for wanton destruction, carrying out such activity with dreadful impunity, destroying people’s livelihood without recourse to the plight of the victims, especially during this period of a crunch economic recession, depicts how the state government indeed caters for the wellbeing of its citizens, the same people who elected them into power.

The Lagos state government bulldozer was, unfortunately, in action yet again on Friday, February 3, 2017, as it demolished a gas station, Olupese Oil, situated in the Oshodi area of
the state.
Like a thief in the middle of the night, the government’s demolition machine moved to the petrol station just after 11 pm on that fateful day, flattening the entire place to rubbles. Properties destroyed include five dispensing pumps, four generating sets, and the freshly installed canopies. Aside the destruction, the station’s supermarket was looted by touts, its underground safe was broken and emptied, while its fifth generator, which could not be moved, was completely stripped.

In addition, all major documents, computers, and other electronic devices belonging to the oil company were buried in the debris.