OWNERS of buildings and other property along
major highways, high streets and roads in Lagos State have been advised to
begin immediate painting of such structures to complement the ongoing
state-wide beautification projects and the seasonal decorations in preparation
for the Yuletide This Commissioner for the Environment
Tunji Bello, speaking during the monitoring of projects across the state,
expressed displeasure over the neglect and derelict state of most buildings
along major highways and high streets such as Ikorodu Road, Agege Motor Road,
Funsho Williams Avenue, Isolo Road, Mushin, Oshodi, Victoria Island, Apapa,
Ikoyi among others.
He also observed that the other category
of neglected buildings on Lagos roads are those he referred to as “abandoned
property” prevalent in areas such as Ilasamaja, Apapa, Creek Road, Ikoyi, and
Victoria Island axis. “Property along these corridors were abandoned by
their owners, who had relocated and left such property at the care of their
security guards who have converted them to okada parks and hideout for
neglected buildings to come up and take ownership of their buildings, ensure
they are put in proper shape and painted to complement the state government’s
environmental regeneration programmes.
building a new and beautiful Lagos adorned with recreational parks and gardens
and lush green lawns is the ultimate goal of this administration and collective
responsibility of all and sundry.