The Lagos State government has given two weeks ultimatum to the illegal occupants of the old Jankara market site, earmarked for modern development in line with the plan to regenerate the Lagos Island.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako gave the ultimatum during the assessment tour of Lagos Island on Monday.
He explained that the Ministry of Physical Planning had served all occupants notices to leave the premises as the government renewal plan for Lagos Island was about to commence.
Salako, reiteraited that the clearing of the market was in agreement with the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda of the State Government administration of making Lagos clean and for a total redevelopment of Lagos Island.
The Commissioner said that the redevelopment of the area would usher in infrastructure renewal, adding that the people should expect modern health, recreational and road infrastructure among others
He urged the illegal machanics, traders and occupants of illegal settlement on Adeniji Adele street to vacate before Friday, while directing the sealing of distressed buildings and schools built without planning permit in the area.
He added that it was inappropriate for residents to violate the State planning laws by not building according to the rules, stressing that it was imperative for government to do the needful to avert danger to lives and property.
He reiterated that the Lagos State Government would continue to maintain its zero tolerance policy on illegal building construction and enjoined Lagosians to always build right and by the rules.
In the same vein, Dr Salako also monitored sites of the Coastal road and regional road in Oniru and Lekki axis of the State respectively, where he directed the removal of structures on the alignment of the regional road.