The Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources has responded to residents’ complaints by sealing the old Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) complex in the Mushin area and demolishing adjoining illegal structures.
Commissioner Tokunbo Wahab emphasized the significance of the actions, stating, “Sealing the old NIPOST complex and demolishing illegal structures is a proactive measure to address the concerns raised by residents of Lagos Homs Estate, Mushin. We are committed to ensuring a clean and orderly environment for all Lagosians.”
The ministry’s enforcement team, acting on Wahab’s directives, sealed the old NIPOST office on Sunday, along with the demolition of illegal structures attached to the perimeter fence. The commissioner stressed the government’s dedication to urban renewal and environmental sustainability in the state. He further stated that similar operations would be conducted across various locations to curb environmental violations and enhance the quality of life for residents.
In addition, the enforcement team addressed issues in Beach Estate, Abule Osun, Satellite Town, removing shanties following complaints from residents of C Close. The team also cleared illegal structures attached to the perimeter fence of Archbishop Aggey Memorial School on Sadiku Street, Mushin, in response to concerns from residents of Subairu Banire Street.
As part of ongoing efforts to minimize street hawking, LAGESC/KAI operatives conducted enforcement operations on Oshodi-Ikorodu road, Jibowu, Yaba, Muritala Muhammed Way, Oyingbo, Lagos Island, outer Marina CMS, Victoria Island, and Lekki axis. Commissioner Wahab noted that environmental defaulters were apprehended during the enforcement and handed over to the appropriate authorities for necessary action.