Tension and Anger as Lagos marks 400 Ogun houses for demolition.

Landlords and residents of Agbado-Okearo in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State have begged Governor, Dapo Abiodun to stop a propose attempt by the Lagos State Water Corporation to demolish over 400 houses in the area.

The Chairman of the Agbado-Okearo Community Development Association, Samson Abegunde, made the appeal in a statement on Sunday and urged Abiodun to prevail on his Lagos State counterpart, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to order the LSWC to stop further demolition of houses in the area.

Abegunde said about 400 houses has been numbered and marked for demolition to give way for pipelines that the Lagos State Water Corporation plans to lay in the area through to Lagos State.

He said, “We are appealing to Governor Dapo Abiodun, a listening and sympathetic governor, to assist us, by prevailing on his Lagos counterpart to stop the demolition of our houses as most of the landlords have been living in the area since 1972 without any problem.

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“The community has been in existence since after the civil war, while the water corporation was established in 1986.

“Also, most landlords in the community have the necessary documents, including approved plans by the Ogun State Government.”

Abegunde said the last time the corporation embarked on laying of water pipes many landlords died without getting compensation.

He advised that the LSWC could lay the pipelines behind the waterworks in the area as an alternative route to Lagos.

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