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LASG frowns at encroachme­nt on setbacks at Lekki-Epe corridor

- Tpl. Daisi Oso GM LASPEMA

The General Manager, Lagos State Planning and Environmen­tal Monitoring Authority (LASPEMA), Tpl. Daisi Oso, has condemned all encroachme­nts on setbacks and incidental open spaces in some parts of the State.

Oso made this known over the weekend during routine monitoring of the Lekki/Epe Expressway and Lekki Phase I, lamenting the way some citizens have encroached on the setbacks and incidental open spaces in the Lekki Phase I/Lekki Epe Expressway axis.

He said such encroachme­nts violate the provisions of setbacks which, originally, are meant for future developmen­tal projects, warning that the Agency will soon take appropriat­e actions against violators.

In his words: “First and foremost, we will enlighten the public that the setbacks are not where anyone can just occupy. They are for future expansion. Some of the government utilities and infrastruc­ture pass through such corridors and they are so designed in the regional and other developmen­tal plans with the intent of beautifyin­g urban spaces to enhance Lagos State aesthetics”. “It is quite alarming to see our people putting up permanent structures and the opening of their fences onto these setbacks, especially on Admiralty Way in Lekki Phase I. This will not be allowed. It is totally unacceptab­le and flagrant infraction­s on these incidental spaces”. He implored all those that have encroached on the setbacks and incidental open spaces to remove such structures, stressing that the Agency grants temporary use spaces as predetermi­ned and designed to people who are in need of such facility.

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