La­gos moves against own­ers of aban­doned build­ings

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Femi Aki­nola, La­gos

The La­gos State gov­ern­ment says it will soon take ac­tion against own­ers of un­com­pleted and aban­doned build­ings which har­bour crim­i­nals.

The gov­ern­ment took the de­ci­sion at the weekly State Se­cu­rity Coun­cil meet­ing chaired by Gover­nor Ak­in­wunmi Am­bode at the La­gos House, Ikeja.

The gov­ern­ment urged own­ers of such build­ings to en­sure that they ex­pe­dite ac­tion on them or face sanc­tions if the build­ings are oc­cu­pied by mis­cre­ants.

Brief­ing Gov­ern­ment House cor­re­spon­dents af­ter the meet­ing, the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said the meet­ing dis­cussed var­i­ous is­sues on se­cu­rity, crime man­age­ment, law en­force­ment and traf­fic man­age­ment within the state.

“We’ve looked at ar­eas where we are win­ning and ar­eas where we need to make more ef­forts, es­pe­cially the se­cu­rity im­pli­ca­tion of the in­flux of peo­ple into La­gos. We also looked at the se­cu­rity im­pli­ca­tion of so many un­com­pleted and aban­doned build­ings and the in­crease in the num­ber of peo­ple that are get­ting into so many es­tates in La­gos,” he said. Owoseni said the gov­ern­ment had re­solved to en­force ex­ist­ing laws while en­sur­ing that mis­cre­ants who use such build­ings to carry out un­law­ful ac­tiv­i­ties are brought to book.

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